noise and smell
i have a craftsman 10 inch direct drive table saw, Model #137248880. ive had it for around 6 years, of which it has seen around one year of use. it has worked fine, up until yesterday. as i turned it on, i heard a rather ugly grinding type noise coming from the motor. there was also a burning type of smell, but no smoke or flames. i cut a piece of 1/2 inch stock, and it cut it as usual, but i am concerned about the noise. i checked the arbor and there is no play. should i try and replace the motor or bearings or armature? buying a newer, contractor table saw is not in my immediate plans, but i dont want to burn the motor up or risk injury. any ideas? i checked online and couldnt find any other answers other than perhaps the bearings may be bad.
thanks in advance.