Originally Posted by Maintenance Man
Have the capacitor checked. HVAC or electricical shop should be able to check it for you. Did you also check that you have 240volts at the motor and not just 120v?
Monday, early afternoon:
Steve: Honey, I'm going to call Delta PowerTools and see what happens. - She gives me an eye roll.
Steve dials and after 4 tries and 20 minutes gets a live person.
Delta Customer Service: What seems to be the problem?
Steve explains everything I've explained here and finishes with: Have you ever heard such a thing? A Saw spinning backwards?
DCS: Yes, I have.
DCS: Pretty sure it's the capacitor.
DCS proceeds to give Steve the model number of the run and start capacitors and a phone number to purchase them.
Steve thanks him profusely and proceeds to his tool box where he has a 45uF 370/440VAC capacitor from his previous house's HVAC. He will replace the run cap. The table saw calls for a 40uF 370VAC.
Steve installs said capacitor and the saw still spins backwards. One more time.
Frustrated, Steve will order the start and run caps via Amazon, that are approximately $15/each instead of the $75 and $50 quoted for the Delta OEM Caps.
PS: He's is not able to find his multi-meter to test the capacitors. He knows its somewhere in the basement, but cannot locate it at the moment.