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Andrew16/04/2016 13:21:49
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Table saw was running fine this morning. Stopped the saw for a while and restarted it. The blade moved few mm and it stopped. Since then i tried to restart it , nothing happens. Its dead.

Its a 3hp chineese make saw bought few years ago via ebay. There is no uk manufacturers here. Its make is DEFT.

Its the same saw as reviewed in the link.

Does anyone know what could be the problem.


Magnetic starter switch?

Does anyone know of any motor repair guys in the North East.

Any help will be much appreciated.

Thanks for your help.


Edited By Derek Lane on 16/04/2016 14:01:28

Derek Lane16/04/2016 14:05:48
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Just added a working link to your post Andrew.

Have a look on the and type in Electric motors and your area it may come up with some ideas even if they don't repair they may point you in the right direction.

If you turn on and use a piece of wood to spin the blade will it run then if so that would lead to the capacitor.

Good luck with your search and hope you get up and running soon

Andrew16/04/2016 19:14:22
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Hi Derek

Thanks for your advice. Managed to speak to a local engineer who also suggested it could be the capacitor problem and gave me another contact to speak to who sells capacitors. In the mean time I opened the unit and removed the capacitors and reconnected it after blowing the dust away. Miraculously the motor fired up again. Not sure what really the problem was but it working alright now. I hope it will stick!!

Derek Lane16/04/2016 19:25:21
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While you are at it blow the motor out as well as the switch wearing a dust mask it can't do the machine any harm.

Andrew16/04/2016 21:36:15
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Eugene Anderson23/10/2016 10:35:10
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Check the fuse.

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