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band saw will not start after sitting for months
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post #2 of 17 Old 11-06-2018, 04:32 PM
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Probably arthritis .....

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When I sit for several hours I can't get started either. I'd look for a bad cord, bad connection, bad switch, and lastly a bad starting capacitor on the motor.

If you spin the pulley on the motor or the wheel, will it start then? If it does, then it's the capacitor.
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When I sit for several hours I can't get started either. I'd look for a bad cord, bad connection, bad switch, and lastly a bad starting capacitor on the motor.

If you spin the pulley on the motor or the wheel, will it start then? If it does, then it's the capacitor.
Dirty contacts on the centrifugal switch, if it has one, is another possibility.
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I would guess dirty centrifugal switch too, a start cap wouldn't go out just sitting there and if it did when you turned it on it would have let the magic smoke out


If you have a 3-4 lb soft set mallet it if you smack it on the rear end on the steel part of the motor it might knock the dirt off the contact, or you can blow compressed air through the slots on the back of the motor sometimes that will cure it too.


But if it doesn't take the bell end off by where the wires go in being fragile with the motor use a piece of sand paper and get between the contacts of the cent switch and clean them up


It would be easier if you take the motor out, possibly. I had to do it on my band saw a couple weeks ago, couldn't believe how much sawdust I blew out of it, but shooting the air in the slots worked for me

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If your saw has a blade brake / shut off pedal, make sure the pedal has returned all of the way and that the shut-off switch isn't keeping it from starting.
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and the light wont light either
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work light? good bulb? (btdt) best guess then would be that there is no power getting to the saw. check to see if receptacle is working, and power cord is good. might have to open up where the power cord goes in and get a voltage reading there. do you know how to use a voltmeter?
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and the light wont light either
Plug something else that you know works in the outlet and see if it will operate. If not, check the breaker switch to see if it's showing a red band. A red band means it's tripped and nee\\ds to be reset by clicking back and then forward to "ON"

Then replace the bulb. If the lamp won't work with power going to the outlet then look at the plug, the cord and the switch. Finally the motor is the last link in the chain. If you have power all the way to the motor, and it won't run, chances are the run capacitor is the issue.
All you need is a simple neon voltage tester, about $4.00 at all hardware stores.
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Only you can diagnose the problem, you have been given some good guidance, get the circuit tester as woodnthings suggested, follow the circuit, once it is verified as live carry on from there.

We can throw ideas around all day long but it won't fix your saw until we hear something specific.

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Jesus dude... just go buy a new one because obviously you aren't looking at what others have suggested.
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[quote=rjmartist;2020013]my band saw wont start and the light wont light either is there reset button on on a delta band saw

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You are repeating everything ....?

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[quote=rjmartist;2020013]my band saw wont start and the light wont light either is there reset button on on a delta band saw

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Read the suggestions how to diagnose what's wrong.

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&#x1f937;&#x200d;&#x2642;&#xfe0f; Is it plugged in? Lol
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