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Old 03-24-2020, 01:43 AM
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DC or AC motor?

The 1.5 HP DC Baldor went down. The commutator had all kinds of carbon fouling so I took the back end apart to clean and re-assembled. Nada. Thought the VS controller was bad but it tested fine.

Considering this DC Leeson as a replacement since I can still use the VS controller.
http://www.electricmotorwholesale.com/LEESON-109096/

Scott at Tru Grit suggested the AC over the DC motors but I'm unfamiliar with those types...school me?


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