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I HAVE A BIG PROBLEM
« on: February 18, 2015, 09:16:28 AM »

Soo.. Last night i finished two stones and turned the machine off and went upstairs to show my roomies my new work, as we are sitting there talking one of my roomates says he hears something and i realize my machine is still on downstairs so i go back down to see my machines switch IS off so i toggled it a couple times thinking it was stuck..realizing it wasnt gonna shut off i unplugged it and left it to be sussed out this morning..well i went back downstairs just now and plugged it in.. A huge plume of smoke came out so i unplugged it..SOB. PLEASE HELP...
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Re: I HAVE A BIG PROBLEM
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2015, 09:30:12 AM »

switch is fried
I only have a switch on my itty bitty table top trim saw. all the others just have a plug in.
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Re: I HAVE A BIG PROBLEM
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2015, 09:31:07 AM »

where did the plume come from, the control box area?
The switches arent made like they used to be made. all china junk that used to be american cars nowdays
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Re: I HAVE A BIG PROBLEM
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2015, 09:44:21 AM »

Im not totally sure but i assume it came from the motor..it seemed incredibly hot last night when i unplugged it too..
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Re: I HAVE A BIG PROBLEM
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2015, 09:45:15 AM »

I would be stoked if its just a switch issue..that seems like a easy fix..if its the motor shorted out i assume i really am dead in the water til i get a new motor or machine
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Re: I HAVE A BIG PROBLEM
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2015, 10:05:52 AM »

"probably" just the switch from the description of what happened. Being hot is not a good thing especially if it was running unloaded for a while before you unplugged it though. 
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Re: I HAVE A BIG PROBLEM
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2015, 10:11:50 AM »

I wanna say i ran it working about 2 1/2 hrs and was on by itself for maybe 30mins..
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Re: I HAVE A BIG PROBLEM
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2015, 10:42:22 AM »

I am going to say replace the switch, you should be fine.
If that doesn't work then you probably need to investigate what the problem could be.
And if you have any need of parts, I sure someone on this forum might have something laying around that you need, OR, they will know where you can find what you need reasonably priced.
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Re: I HAVE A BIG PROBLEM
« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2015, 10:48:23 AM »

If you rewire to bypass the switch, that will let you know whether it's the switch or the motor.
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Re: I HAVE A BIG PROBLEM
« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2015, 11:22:36 AM »

Coolbeans thanks guys ive got my little brother who knows more about electric motors than i to come over here shortly to take a looksy
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Re: I HAVE A BIG PROBLEM
« Reply #10 on: February 18, 2015, 01:37:33 PM »

Yep yall were right!! My lil brother came over and we took the base off and sure enough just the toggle switch had burned out so should be a easy cheesy fix.. For now ill just have to use the switch on the gfi power strip its plugged to as its on/off and hope that doesnt affect the motor at all. Thank you all for the input and also sorry Frank for calling you almost in tears early this morning!! Lol When it comes to engines or motors of any kind im usually totally lost...
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Re: I HAVE A BIG PROBLEM
« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2015, 05:15:04 PM »

Glad to see ya got it figured out Gergis :icon_thumleft: :coffee2:
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Re: I HAVE A BIG PROBLEM
« Reply #12 on: February 19, 2015, 06:48:16 PM »

 Gregis glad you got it fixed.   My toggle switch on my trim saw broke off last week.   It was always hard to turn on and off and was getting harder all the time.  Wish my brother lived closer to help me out.  You are blessed to have support from yours.
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Re: I HAVE A BIG PROBLEM
« Reply #13 on: February 20, 2015, 10:37:55 AM »

Yay!  I love easy fixes to big problems!   :blob1:
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