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    table saw problem

    so i am pretty sure one of the capacitors on the motor for my table saw is bad. the motor won't start correctly, it has correct 220 power because i tried another tool there. i stole the larger capacitor off my dad's saw, same size motor and brand and it ran better but still not right. so i am going to just replace them both.

    not sure if this can damage them but i seem to have gotten too busy to clean the inside of the saw and both covers for the capacitors were filled with saw dust.

    so does anyone know where i can get these for my saw?

    thanks
    chris

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    What saw do you have Chris?
    Darren

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    Steel city 3hp

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    Distributors In Louisiana for Steel City:

    R. J. Marchand
    3515 Division Street
    Metairie, LA 70002
    Phone: 504-888-2922
    Fax: 504-888-2936
    http://www.rjmarchand.com/

    Otherwise you might try Grainger...

    Branch: 536
    825 Distributors Row
    New Orleans, LA 70123
    Phone: (504) 733-9742
    Fax: (504) 733-9891
    Branch Hours:
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    http://www.grainger.com
    Darren

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    thanks darren,

    neither of those had one. went to 2 electrical supply stores and neither did they. I am about to try and contact an electric motor repair place in Baton Rouge to see if they carry parts.

    I am pretty aggravated right now with Steel City. I have called their "Tech support" line about 15 times, I get a recorded message everytime with hours and telling me to leave a message. So far I have left two messages and have no call back yet. Last time I dealt with them I had great service. This time I am very disappointed. at least have someone answer the phone

    thanks again for trying to help

    chris

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    When you say you're going to replace both, do you mean both capacitors or the motor and capacitor?

    Might also try http://www.mcmaster.com
    Darren

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    darren, i mean both caps

    so, i guess me complaining did the trick cause as soon as i hit reply with my complaint about steel city....a tech support guy called me and was very very helpful....so i take it back. I am once again getting good service from steel city

    i think we have a line on the caps, gotta go check one more thing to be sure

    thanks again

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    Try Grainger... http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/wwg/start.shtml

    Capacitors are "Shelf Parts" for the most part. get the numbers off the old ones, Also take it along with you to match the size & shape & connections, etc. Some times when I go, they want a business name to tag on the sale and others, not. Best to go with a name and address of a business to buy it under. Here are the LA branches, pick one... (from their site)

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    well, not sure why i didn't figure this out sooner but it isn't the capacitors, it is something with the motor. i plan to pull the motor later and open it and clean it. the tech guy told me their service guys have had to do this before. i guess it's worth a shot before i replace the motor. worse case i may have to bring it to a motor repair shop.

    bill,

    i went by grainger this morning, they didn't have the start capacitor which is the one i was looking for, i thought it was the run cap, but the SC tech guy told me it was the start cap.

    thanks for the help
    chris

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    Hmmm. I know my dads old Craftsman Radial arm saw had a centrifugal switch on the back of the motor. Basically a couple of wings that once the motor came up to speed would (i assume) turn off the start capacitor.

    Since they were open to the air, they would get clogged up with saw dust everynow and then and would fail to operate properly. Blowing them out with a little compressed air would 'fix' the problem..

    Just an idea...
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