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Phil, Mechanical Engineer
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Experience:  Retired HVAC/ Electrical & Boiler contractor. Industrial
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Baldor L1512T will not start. It growls and turns verys low

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Baldor L1512T will not start. It growls and turns verys low then throws the breaker
JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?
Customer: Today
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: Yes, if possible. We have a used 7.5 HP motor here for parts
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: Unk?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: HVAC
Expert:  Phil replied 1 year ago.

Hello, if its a 3 phase motor, the problem is most likely bad bearings causing the rotor inside to touch on the stator.. feel for up and down play in the motor shaft as it sits flat on the bench.

Let me know what you discover, we can go from there