Model #17224360 CRAFTSMAN Miter Saw

  • Compound Miter Saw Assembly
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Q:

How to test a motor

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It is definitely frustrating having such a handy tool not properly work right. The ManageMyLife website is a great place to find answers to questions that need qualified and insightful responses. Some of these questions that are asked will need specific research and will be answered by an expert with-in two business days but usually sooner. You can also set service with a Sears technician. I have attached the link below. Hope this helps!

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Dezeray -
April 02, 2013
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Thank you for your question.  To check the windings of the motor you will need an ohmmeter. If you have a meter, turn it to check resistance. With the winding wires disconnected, connect the meter leads to the wires. You should have a reading other than ol or open. If you have a reading, the winding is likely fine. As for the switch, you need to connect the leads to the normally open terminals. You should have an open or ol reading. When you push the trigger, the you should get a reading of 0. If you get these readings that side of the switch is fine. Now connect the leads to the normally closed side of the switch. You should have a reading of 0. Then when you push the switch, you should get a reading of open or ol. If you get these readings, the switch is fine. Next remove and inspect the brushes. If they are broken or chunks missing out of them, I recommend replacing them. The repair parts can be ordered from the following link. Replacement parts for Craftsman miter saw model.    I hope this is helpful. Please let me know if you need further assistance.  Mark

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
April 04, 2013
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How do I repair the brake on my Craftsman miter saw model 172.24360?

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The electric brake is a winding in the field. The polarity of the motor is reversed momentarily each time the switch is released, to stop the blade. If you see High arcing at the brushes this indicates poor commutation between the armature and brushes. Cleaning the commutator and/or replacing the brushes may fix your brake problem. I recommend you have the saw repaired at a Sears service location.

Here is a link for the website: Sears Home Services .

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Mark T Personal Solutions Manager -
Sears Technician
March 05, 2010
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What part do I have to replace if the brake is not working on my Craftsman miter saw model 172.24360?

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Most likely the switch has failed in the saw. The switch provides power to the windings to run the saw and also to the brake. I recommend replacing the switch first. There is a slight possibility the motor has failed. When replacing the switch make note of where the wires connect. Drawing a diagram will help tremendously. Please resubmit your question if you need further assistance.

Here is a link to buy the parts needed from our parts web site Sears Parts Direct .

If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired by a Sears technician. Here is a link that will provide the nearest drop-off locations: Sears Home Services .

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Mark T Personal Solutions Manager -
Sears Technician
February 19, 2010