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Can you remove the 2 caps on the side of the motor? They have screwdriver slots usually to unscrew them. There are brushes under the caps.
The brushes may be worn out and if they are new ones are needed.
Ok, that wasnt posted, so I was unaware, sorry
do you have a multi meter to test the switch?
wow, just rebuilt, it should not have issues this soon.
I would still look at the brushes, then a meter to test the input and output of the switch would give reference as to what it is doing.
Possible circuit breaker is bad, testing is about the only way to isolate where the problem originates
Find the power in from the circuit breaker, should be able to trace the wires once you have opened for access
trying to locate a manual with the wiring diagram, have not found one as yet to help in following the wires to each location.
found a manual, but no wiring diagram
It does state this though:
IF THE UNIT DOES NOT RUN, CHECK TO SEE:• if the unit is plugged in.• if the dust shroud is properly in place.• if the top cover is properly in place.• if the circuit breaker needs to be reset.
So, that leads me to believe there are microswitches on the dust shroud and top cover.
maybe one of them is not making contact
CLICK HERE to see the micro switch and see if you can locate them
Item #68 on the drawing HERE
Set your meter for AC voltage and test the circuit breaker first in and out for voltage. Then move to the On and Off switch. Use one lead to ground and one lead to the power terminals.
Is the circuit breaker pushed in? In other words, it is set down and not popped up?
or is it up and just springy and will not go down and stay?
can you use your meter and set for AC voltage. Then measure the terminals? Both terminals should have power if it is good.
CLICK HERE is what a new looks like when set
Unplug the power cord---------remove the 2 wires and see if you can join them together temporarily for a test. Don't cut the terminals off the wires, just see if you can use something to keep them touching each other for a real quick check. Then turn on power for a brief moment.
ok, sounds great
Excellent work, glad it was at least a small item and not a high valued one
HERE is the switch if you need to order one, gives the part number etc.