How to Diagnose a Bad Power Cord or Switch
This article outlines the basics of power tool and appliance electrical diagnosis. You can use a multimeter to test tool and appliance cords and switches, the two parts usually responsible for electri...
How to Replace the Blades on a Hand-Held Planer
For a planer to do its job, you need to make sure the blades are as sharp as can be. This article will walk you through the steps needed to change your Planer blades so you always get the best perform...
I took bottom off where plastic chain cover is and noticed that the chain moves on the cutter head lock side but does not on the depth of cut side. Nothing I do frees it. What is in there??? Any ideas?
How do I remove the cover from the motor and speed control assembly? The speed switch won't switch from 60 CPS to 90 CPS while the motor is running (but not planing). Delta told me a gear was probably jammed. I need to inspect all of this to determine what is wrong. I have removed all the other covers, but am a little hesitant to go further.
I was using the planer for a couple hours when it started smoking and tripped the breaker. I let it cool down, checked the brushes and switch for signs of damage an didn't see any. I cleaned it up and now it trips the breaker immediately when I try to turn it on. There was a burning smell. Any help? Thanks
That doesn't sound too good. The smoke would indicate that there was damage to either the field or armature or even both. When a motor overheats it begins to melt and burn the insulation on the armature and field. That is where the smoke came from. Once it gets hot enough the insulation totally fails and the motor shorts out. That is what would cause the breaker to trip immediately. You will need to disassemble the motor and do some inspecting but I wouldn't be a bit surprised if both the armature and field where damaged.