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Mini Max jointer/planer motor problem11/23
Recently, my dad was using my MiniMax FS350 (14" jointer/planer) to edge joint some material and all was going well...until he heard a thud noise and some extra noise began, but the motor sounded ok. He shut the machine off, and started it again, and smoke began to pour out of the motor!!
Check out the photos to see the melted plastic...
One electrician has guessed that it could be something to do with the start winding not stopping once the machine is going, but I would so appreciate any insight you might have into what may have happened/how to fix it... The pictures will show all the melted plastic that poured out the the capacitor (?). Doesn't look good. Can I just replace this part, or does it signify some larger problem with the motor.
Machine is single phase, 230 V, 3HP.
Yea just try replacing the capacitor with a like one. Check to see if the centrifugal switch is sticking closed. If it is, you will blow up the new cap. The caps can only stay in the circuit for about 3 seconds. Chinese caps do not have a good reputation.
Find a electric motor shop. Why risk damage when you might not know what you are looking for /doing? It is not expensive to have a pro rebuild a motor. It might just be a capacitor but then again...
Three hundred bucks will get you a new motor. I'd think that a lot easier than messing with the old one.
Capacitor is blown and oil leaked out, install the same size and rock on.