I have owned a Craftsman 10" table saw for almost 15 years. The motor is rated at 1.5 HP (sold as 3 Hp peak) 120volts 13amps. The problem is recently wehn i start the saw it takes A LONG time to get up to speed. It may take 15 seconds or more and sometimes even trip my circut breaker before it gets there. After the blade is up to speed I can make cuts but the power seems to be a little compromised. I disassembled the motor to find brushes of some sort that might need replacing but I have yet to find anything that looks very worn to me. There does apear to be a capacitor and another cylinder (maybe a second capacitor) attached to the outside of the motor houseing but I do not know if they can go bad or if they could be the problem. I find it hard to believe that a new motor (part #820030) is almost 250 dollars. Does anyone know what might be wrong with my motor and how to go about fixing it?
P.S. I have run to motor on and off the saw with the same problem. The Drivetrain to the saw is well lubricated and does not provide a lot of resistance to the motor.
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