Hi folks, i bought a dw744 tablesaw at a garage sale last year, and for a while it worked flawlessly. Now when i use it, cuts are slow, and blue smoke seems to come from the act of cutting. Being moderately colorblind, i never noticed it, thinking it was just from the cutting action. But yesterday i had a bright light behind the unit and finally noted the blue'ish smoke.. not tons, but enough to make me stop.
I am a bit of a novice with the tablesaw, and wondered: should the motor arm rotate freely? I took off the blade completely, powered on the motor. I rotated fine, but come to a rather quick stop, with a bit of sqweeking at the end. This doesn't seem right, so i thought to ask for a bit of advice. Is this common, is it an issue? Does it sound like the motor is seized, or needs repair? many thanks, drew..
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