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Old 01-19-2011, 04:26 PM   #1
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Default Grain Mill Motor Not Working

This is basically a cry for help. I have this motor in the picture.



Recently it has stopped working properly. It hums when I turn it on and takes a manual spin of the pulley to get it to work. I have taken it apart and cleaned it out and couldn't see anything visibly wrong with it, but I'm pretty sure something is wrong with the starter windings. So to all you experts is this repairable (not necessarily by me) and is it going to cost me the price of a new motor to get it repaired?

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Old 01-19-2011, 04:38 PM   #2
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Could be a bad start capacitor or run capacitor.

http://www.ehow.com/about_6521227_ac...apacitor_.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AC_motor

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Old 01-19-2011, 05:39 PM   #3
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Brushes perhaps need to be replaced?

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Does this motor even have a run/start capacitor? When I opened it up all that's in there are the windings and some other things that don't resemble a capacitor at all. But I may be wrong. I'll open it up again and take a look.
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Brushes perhaps need to be replaced?
I looked at those and they are not new by no means and are going to be my first replacement part since they should be inexpensive.
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