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    jet blower problem

    I wasn't sure where to post this so I apologize if this is the wrong spot. I was going to add a permanent extension to my 1.5 hp jet dust collector . The original was just to short. The extension cord that I have been using must have been to small because inside behind the on and off switches is a big black and gray melted mess. It still works but I would like to replace it. It's not the starter capacitor but the other one. It's not readable anymore and frankly I don't know how it would even work. The new wire will be 25 ft and is 12 gauge. Any ideas what it says on it.

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    hungh? whatca talkin` bout?....what`s melted the switch or the cap or both or neither?...pics help
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    it's not the switch but behind it. I think that it is a running capacitor. i can't read the numbers anymore. It's there dc-1100 series. I hope I did the pictures correctly. I looked on line but they changed the switch.


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    gene,
    first thing i`d do is call wmh parts and ask if they`ve had issues with your model of d/c.....explain what`s melted and see what they say.
    if they`re no help, and parts are crazy high then i`d seek out a local motor shop, but expect a 50 dollar bill for darn near any switch/cap replacement, the cap is probably 10-20 and the switch somewhere in the same neighborhood?
    if you`re serious about a sander this might be an omen....1-1/2 hp is on the edge of cleaning a 26-36" drum with no piping or restrictions?

    [edit] the switch looks fine? all i see is a melted cap...
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    i'll probably hold off on the drum sander for now. based on what the response was they sould like they could be more trouble then they are worth. 250 v and 20u is all that is still legitable so I'm sure that if i call jet they can tell me. i always wonder if they would admit if there was a problem. it does still work but i'll have to replace it for piece of mind.

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    I think you got off real lucky there.

    I was working in the shop one day with my DC tucked into a corner on the far side of the garage when my run capacitor burst into flames (Delta DC).

    I sprayed it down with a chemical fire extinguisher and managed to get to it before any damage occurred. Freaked me out big time.

    At any rate, I was able to order a replacement from some tool parts dealer on the net. Found the part number in the instruction manual, IIRCC.

    Pretty easy to fix....
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    they`re pretty straight up..as far as standing behind stuff that`s their fault.
    hopefully others have had the same issues? phone calls are cheap.....let us know.
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    i'll have time to call them tomorrow, i agree the fix looks easy, a couple of wires with nuts. i just wonder why it happened if it was something that i did. i guess it was lucky that i decided to replace the plug wire with a longer one.

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    Caps just blow up for no apparent reason sometimes. Sometimes they produce enough smoke to convince you you in DEEP trouble too!
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    looks like 20mfd 250 volt about $10 replace it. had the same but differant problem in warrenty 2 months to be repaired, not good.

    Have fun Dennis

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