Model #11312020 Craftsman motor electric

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craftsman table saw motor

A:

Thank you for your question on the motor for you table saw motor.

This is the model number for the motor and not the table saw.

But since we are more concerned with the motor working we will address this issue.

You are correct in that this motor does not have brushes but it does have a starting switch and a capacitor to help get the motor started.

I could be one of two problems.

1. The motor switch may not be making contact with the start contacts with the motor at rest.

2. The starting capacitor may have failed.

If the contacts for the motor are fairly clean then I would suspect the start capacitor.

It is on top of the motor under the cover hump on the side of the motor.

The part number for the capacitor is listed in the link below.

Start capacitor for motor model 113.12020 .

You can check the capacitor if you have a volt/ohm meter set on the lowest ohm setting.

Be sure you have removed power from the motor.

Disconnect the wires from the motor to the capacitor terminals.

Use the meter leads and put the one red and one black lead on each terminal and you should get and initial reading and then it should bleed down to nothing. Then reverse the leads and it should do the same.

If it does not bleed down or you get no reading the capacitor is bad and will need to be replaced.

Please let me know what you find out.

Sam A.

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Sam A -
Sears Technician
May 02, 2012
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Thank you for the update on the motor. The motor switch inside the end bell of the motor is what I was referring too. These contacts are controlled by the centrifugal switch motion from the start contact points to the run contact points. I was suggesting you check those contact points to make sure they are clean and not pitted from arcing. Sam A.

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Sam A -
Sears Technician
May 03, 2012
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