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Smithy

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Hi, I am having a bit of trouble with my bandsaw. When I switch it on it just hums. If I spin the wheels and give it a bit of assistance it runs OK. Any suggestions would be most welcome.

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Mike
 

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Is the belt tensioned properly? Kind of sounds like it's not transferring the motor power to the wheels but I'm no expert.
 

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I would go along with Steve. Te capacitor is there to give the motor a 'kick', for want of a better word, to get it to start and if it is running OK with a mechanical kick from you then that's almost certainly what it is.

If you aren't sure how to do it then get a friendly electrician to give you a hand. It shouldn't be an expensive fix and better than you possibly screwing it up? Sorry if this is egg sucking and granny?
 

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Many thanks for the reply. I had a feeling that could be the problem but I spent all evening racking my brain and could not come up with capacitor. Must be an age problem. I will now try and find a capacitor and engage the assistance of an engineer friend.

Once again many thanks.


Mike
 
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