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Old 04-25-2013, 07:14 PM
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Electrical motor rebuild

It just never ends?!?! so I been rebuilding my 700r4 every thing is going some wat ok when good ol murphy comes around and my air compressor goes to the crapper..... from what i can tell its still getting electricity to it just wont turn. From what i have read a lot of electrical motors barrings go bad. Ive never rebuilt one or even taken one apart. Is there a book on how to rebuild the whole thing or videos. i don't feel like spending 250-300 on a new motor when a new compressor cost 500-800 any help is greatly appreciated

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Check the basics? Usually a bad start capacitor. Replace with similar MFD no.
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ill check it out. The thing about rebuilding it is that i dont have a clue about electrical motors and cant find much about it on the web. is there any web site out there that i missed that explains the ins and outs of rebuilding one
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Hi
This link is to YouTube How to repair electric motors, the guy is a little
on the ruff side, but the video will show you where the capacitor is.
You will want to get a start capacitor, you can get them at Granger,
take the old one with you so you get the right one. do this before
you take the motor apart, as the capacitor is the cheapest & easiest
thing to do.
Good luck
Rich
PS Well the link didn't show-up but the video did? I've bin away for awhile & there have
bin a few changes that I'm finding, this being one of them.
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It just never ends?!?! so I been rebuilding my 700r4 every thing is going some wat ok when good ol murphy comes around and my air compressor goes to the crapper..... from what i can tell its still getting electricity to it just wont turn. From what i have read a lot of electrical motors barrings go bad. Ive never rebuilt one or even taken one apart. Is there a book on how to rebuild the whole thing or videos. i don't feel like spending 250-300 on a new motor when a new compressor cost 500-800 any help is greatly appreciated
How do you know it's getting power to the motor? Did you test it and if so, how? My first test would be the pressure switch. If the switch is bad, it won't run. I would check that first.
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I know that it's getting power because when I was messing with it I hit the rest switch on the motor and hit the on switch and I could hear buzzing from the motor like its stuck or something. I'm not an expert but I talked to a few people and they told me that some times the bearings go bad. I was sanding some areas on my transmission with my DA sander and I noticed that I was losing pressure. I went to go check on my compressor and sure enough the electrical motor kicked the curb
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Um, did you take the belt off and see if it is the motor or the compressor that is frozen? Motor buzz makes me think compressor is froze up.
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I know that it's getting power because when I was messing with it I hit the rest switch on the motor and hit the on switch and I could hear buzzing from the motor like its stuck or something. I'm not an expert but I talked to a few people and they told me that some times the bearings go bad. I was sanding some areas on my transmission with my DA sander and I noticed that I was losing pressure. I went to go check on my compressor and sure enough the electrical motor kicked the curb
If your compressor is 220v, the pressure switch has two contacts in it, one for each 110v leg. If one of those legs are burnt out or not making contact, the motor will just hum also. It may very well be the motor but I would double check all of the simple stuff first.

Just make sure you shut the power off before doing any testing.
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If your compressor is 220v, the pressure switch has two contacts in it, one for each 110v leg. If one of those legs are burnt out or not making contact, the motor will just hum also. It may very well be the motor but I would double check all of the simple stuff first.

Just make sure you shut the power off before doing any testing.
very true, good call
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elect motor repair

first remove the belt and see if the motor and pump will turn over easily by hand. Burned-darkened windings are a bad sign, on the video You should mark the end plates and case so you can put it back together oriented right,
things to check with power cord unplugged. continuity thru the reset button, continuity thru the starting points. ( his gitty up and go disassembly) if they are burned sometimes you can use a points file or sand paper to recondition them. check all the wire connections inside the case, starting circuit and screws -nuts where the power cord connects , where the various wires are connected to reverse or change between 110 and 220 V operation. with and old needle ohm meter check between the contacts on the capacitor , usually a good one will move the needle
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