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    Default Popped Starter Spring Repair

    Since I work in hi tech, I get all the computer and electrical questions from the family. My brother, with a big wood shop in his garage, sent me a message saying he'd popped a starter spring in his electrical box and could I fix it? I gotta admit, I'm a little clueless here. He said that it had been working fine for the last ~10 years but popped recently while sawing 1/4" ply on the table saw. He sent me these pictures:






    So, how do I repair this? Can I simply wind it back up and shove it back into the black starter housing? Maybe a hose clamp and some epoxy to keep it in place? Please help.

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    where is thermite when we need him.

    yeah, just carefully coil all of that back up and hammer it back into the black plastic pipe and stick the wires back in it LOL.

    so the reason that start capacitor failed is almost certainly because the potential relay stuck closed. short version is that capacitor is only in circuit for a few seconds while the motor starts up and then it is disconnected. the large number of other capacitors in that box suggest this is a rotary phase converter. is that true? or is it a home brewed phase converter and there is no idler motor running.

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    April fool!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Newman109 View Post
    April fool!

    maybe. fess up, who created a new account.

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    April Fools!

    But yes, I'm actually a new member who's having problems with blown start caps. I'll start a proper thread tonight. For now, I noticed that the potential relay in the RPC is mounted with the "This Side Up" label facing to the left (not up). I'm assuming the preferred orientation is so that any crud generated on the internal relay contacts falls down and doesn't build up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobxyz View Post
    April Fools!

    But yes, I'm actually a new member who's having problems with blown start caps. I'll start a proper thread tonight. For now, I noticed that the potential relay in the RPC is mounted with the "This Side Up" label facing to the left (not up). I'm assuming the preferred orientation is so that any crud generated on the internal relay contacts falls down and doesn't build up.

    -Bob
    Who cares ?

    You've proven to be a jokester, I wouldn't waste anymore time on you.
    Finger it out for yourself.

    Your on your own now.

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    Last edited by Newman109; 04-02-2019 at 12:06 PM.

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    Since you are in Tech, you should know what a crappyacitor is.


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