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On Craftsman tablesaw/model 137.248830, was ripping some 2x4's, went to make next cut and saw wouldn't turn on. Pressed reset button, but that didn't help. Button seemed "soft". Cleaned out sawdust from box around switch and reset button. Still will not start.

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On Craftsman tablesaw/model 137.248830, was ripping some 2x4's, went to make next cut and saw wouldn't turn on. Pressed reset button, but that didn't help. Button seemed "soft". Cleaned out sawdust from box around switch and reset button. Still will not start.


I just bought this saw used off of e-bay. Got it home check to see if it would run, It did. The next day got the saw out and nothing. By passed the breaker and the switch and it ran fine. Ended up taking the switch out and apart I found that there is a rocker inside that either rocks in one direction (off) or the other direction is (on). the on side has a contact similar to a points contact on an older vehicle. Mine had some saw dust between the contact thus no power. wiped it out and the saw was fine.
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Table saw won't turn on.


That reset is breaker and I would think that it should click when reset. I looked at a breakdown and the part number for the breaker is OLSL list 2.16 and they are in stock at Searspartsdirect.com If you have a volt ohms meter I would check the electrical starting at plug end of cord thru the breaker. Make sure you unplug tool before attempting. I would also take a look at the brushes for excessive wear and sawdust buildup. Let me know if I can help more
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The saw will not start when plugged it. I tried a different outlet, and no change. i tried the reset button and, i even held the reset button down for 30 seconds and no change. I even opened up the swith box to check the wiring and everything looks solid-no corrosion, no loose wires and not thing missing. My fatherin in succesfuly used the saw a year ago- ( as a new purchase). The saw was garaged for a year with no use or damage. The owners manual has no other helpful information. Thanks for your help- November 27, 2010


More then likely the switch itself is bad. You will need to check it by using a volt meter or a Sperry 4-Way Electrical Tester. It is sold at Home Depot for only $2.96. Here is the location. http://www.homedepot.com/Tools-Hardware/h_d1/N-5yc1vZ1xj1Zarnk/R-100183054/h_d2/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053 Open the switch box like you did before. Plug in the saw. Now touch the black and red leads to the black and white wires coming into the switch. If the light comes on, you have power coming into the switch. If the light does not come on, then you have a problem between the plug and the switch. If the light did come on, then you will need to test the other side of the switch. Turn the switch to the on position. Touch the leads to the wires coming out of the switch, just like you did before. If the light comes on, the switch is good, If not, the switch needs to be replaced. If the light comes on, then I believe the brushes may need to be checked on the motor.
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If its just the on/off switch. The black wire from the 110Vac power supply goes to one side of the switch. The black wire from the motor goes to the other side of the switch. The remaining 2 white wires go together.( One from the powers supply the other from the motor)
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I own the craftsman tablesaw (model # 137.218250). while ripping a 2 x 4 the motor shut off and i pressed the reset button and it started up again. but then it happened again minutes later and now it won't start again. what do i do now? is ther a fuse or something to replace easily? i didn't smell the motor burn at all. the model i own uses a 120 V. 15 amp motor. thanks for any help! i'm on a deadline!!!


Did you wait 5 minutes for the reset button to cool down. That usually does it after repeated overloads.
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My ace 27193B table saw won't start. I have blown all the dust out but the reset button dosen't seem to work. Suggestions?


Just a guess... Table saw motors' start-up amperage is pretty high and there's a lot of arcing that you can't see that happens between the ON/OFF switch contacts. The switche's contact points eventually get burnt away.
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Can't remove the blade from Milwaukee grinder. It seems very akward to hold the button down and turn the wrench at the same time. The bolt may be on too tight, as the wrench started to bend while trying to turn it. We also don't know which direction it turns. Thank you for your HELP!! Linda


Lay it on its side and lean on it while you're holding the spindle lock button in- if you're right handed lay it on its right side with its back to you. Lay your elbow wherever you can on the handle once you get the button pushed and use your right hand for the wrench. If it's in the position I mention you'll push the wrench down to remove the wheel.You can heat the center of the wheel, the metal part, to expand it a little.. makes it easier to get off sometimes.The trick is to put the wheel on properly. Put a little NevrSeize on the spindle threads and screw the wheel on. Don't go picking up the grinder and hitting the switch because that will hammer that wheel on. Just screw it on and tighten fairly firmly.It only has to be tight enough to seat well on the spindle- it only turns one way, so as long as the wheel doesn't come off when it's coasting down it's tight enough.Wear your safety glasses when grinding, them darn sparks are bad for your eyes.lp
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While cutting , i experienced a bind. Before the saw stopped I shut it off. Left overnight, now will not restart. I have pushed the thermal reset button, however it does not seem to engage. I have checked all sources of power, all good. Still cannot get saw to restart. Help please!


Is this a direct drive or belt drive saw? If belt drive, you can remove the belt and try spinning the motor by hand then turn it on. Sometimes they can get stopped in a dead spot. Do not get your hands/fingers in the way when turning it on. You may need all of them someday.
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