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  1. Sorry I didn't get a chance to respond sooner. The windings appear to be OK. I am concerned about the string that is used to bind up the windings. From about the 3oclock position to about 6oclock the string appears to be loose. The string usually melts/burns in two from excessive heat in the wire. You can usually knock the armature, pulley, and other endbell out the other end as one piece. I would do it to look at the other end of the windings. You should also check out the governor. It is the plastic disc and spring-loaded weight assembly behind the bearing. The disc should move in and spring back out. This is what operates the switch. It will move inboard approximately 1/4" - 1/2". You can assemble the armature into the endbell without the motor housing to see how it works the switch. Make sure the contacts close. I have seen some governors stick in. The contacts will be open and the motor will not start.
  2. Firewood

    CC, you said that you put it on skids, but can't get it moved to the house without dumping it. I would suggest stacking it on the skids and then stretch-wrapping it. You should not have to touch it again until it goes into the stove. I would even suggest that you lift the skids with the forks to a convenient height to stack, then lower it as you fill it up. Like others have said, bring the logs to a convenient spot for cutting, splitting, and stacking. A thumb is very helpful to cut into blocks.
  3. Anyone see the new Tesla Semi

    Rather than a trailer pulled, guided,steered by a self drive "pod", why not a self driving trailer? No tractor, just a couple of steer axles where the king pin belongs?
  4. Looking again, I'm confused about your reading to the housing on the 4 wires. You said 0, do you mean 0 ohms if so that is bad. Or do you mean no continuity, infinite ohms. That is what you want to see.
  5. The endbell should come off easily now. Just pull/pry on alternating sides to get it off of the bearing. Then post a pic of the inside to let us see the windings. Also a close up of the switch that is mounted on the endbell, in particular the contacts.
  6. Did you get the motor apart? Are the windings burnt? I was hoping it was just a switch. If the motor is burnt they have a distinctive, awful smell.
  7. Anyone see the new Tesla Semi

    I suppose it is possible that the tractor only has the regenerative braking, but it will still need air for the trailer, unless they plan on electricifying those too.??
  8. It's not just IR, but nearly all of the compressor companies overload the motor. It is a cheap way to get extra capacity. If you put an amp meter on the motor and watch it through a pump cycle it will be overloaded usually near the end of the run time. They count on the compressor being off at times for some cool down. The problem is if you are using a lot of air the compressor may be stuck running for long periods while overloaded. The smaller pulley will help get rid of the overload condition. You can also just make sure it cycles on and off by not pushing it so hard.
  9. The salt like leakage is an indication of a problem, however the reason you are getting 14 may be because there is an bleed-off resistor between the two terminals. You can unsolder it and check again but I would plan on replacing it. The run cap is low, but not enough to create smoke. I think it's time to look at the motor.
  10. As Mule said the caps look OK, but it is hard to tell from your pics. What we really need to see is the ends. On the metal run or sometimes called the oil cap,the ends will bow out instead of being flat. On the plastic start or sometimes called electrolytic cap, an oil,grease,tar like substance may leak,ooze, or squirt out of a hole near the terminals. Catastrophic failures of the start cap usually involve the terminal endcap being blown out of the plastic housing. As others have said test the caps with an ohm meter. All you are really trying to determine is if it is shorted - no resistance or open - infinite resistance. Either way it is a bad cap. As others have said, ideally the resistance would start high go to zero and back to infinity. Reversing the test leads should cause this to happen again. The speed in which the reading will change depends on the meter and the size of the cap. One some digital meters it happens fast enough that the display can't keep up. I prefer the old analog meter for this test because you can see the needle swing from one side to the other and back. Of course a capacitor tester or a cap test function on a multi meter is the best way to check them. If the caps are OK then remove the through bolts and the endbell opposite of the shaft. Once it is off you can check the switch and govener and a look at the windings. Before you pull it apart check for shorts to the motor housing on the wires. You should be reading infinity to the housing.
  11. As long as it was a capacitor smoking and not the windings, it will hopefully be repairable. How long did it smoke before it tripped? My educated guess is that the switch is pitted and not allowing the start cap to do its job. If the caps have smoked, the damage may be very obvious. I will be glad to try to help you. Can you remove the box on the top or side that holds the caps? Do they look OK? Can you look inside the end of the motor through the ventilation holes? Do the windings appear to be OK, or are they burnt?
  12. Theft of new Farmall Parts out of my Truck

    Probably a meth head with no job to support their habits. After all the driver has a job.

    IIRC a driverless truck delivered a load of Budweiser about a year ago. Pretty sure that it had a driver on board and a police escort, but neither was needed. I believe that the days of seeing adds for OTR drivers wanted are numbered. The number one challenge a trucking company faces is the human behind the wheel of their truck. It is coming, like it or not, fast.
  14. Pressure ,well water tank ,making noise ?

    You are correct about it short-cycling when completely waterlogged. I'm thinking that the bladder may have just recently broke and he still has some air in the tank. Only other thing could have if he is getting air introduced to the piping elsewhere as others have said.