View Full Version : bought a used grinder

Alistair Hosie
03-18-2008, 01:11 PM
I bought a used cup grinder on stand fo a present for my old pal Fred I have one already but bought this as it's single phase and he could really use it he has been good to me so I want to do it up for him.Anyway the one I have is three phase no use for my pal the one I just bought is single it has a forward and reverse switch on the single phase motor with no capacitor it whan switched on made a humming sound then I started to spin the wheel by hand which turned very slowly then a cloud of smoke came out of the motor.What should I do the motor is flange mounted and 0.6 hp could it be just dirt as it has lain for some time without working Alistair

03-18-2008, 02:06 PM
If the smell is of ozone and electrical burnt smell ....then its not muck .......the motors had it ....if its an induction motor .

all the best.markj

Alistair Hosie
03-18-2008, 04:33 PM
yes it's gubbed I am afraid you are correct mark.Alistair

03-18-2008, 09:33 PM
all motors run on smoke, once the smoke escapes the motor quits.:D