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Post# 435081   11/15/2020 at 20:07 (208 days old) by Zenith12 (Canfield Ohio )        

I got this iron off or cregslist for free!!! I got it working somewhat but the motor has suffered a half motor burn out and it is permanently damaged and I canít find one does anyone know where I can find a replacement motor. The motor does run but it gets hot fast . When I got it home I started it up and the motor let out a big cloud of smoke lacker smoke to be exact the cause was a stuck starting switch it was stuck on so the start winding was on all the time. It still runs but I donít think I will last for long

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Post# 435088 , Reply# 1   11/16/2020 at 00:17 (208 days old) by MadMan (Chicago, IL, USA)        

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The motor looks like it has a standard mounting. I don't know what they call that mounting style - the one with round rubber grommets holding either end. It's a frame style that's still used today. But some vintage washing machine motors may also fit. I would take measurements and look on McMaster or Grainger to see which frame designation it has. Then you can shop around for motors.

Post# 435136 , Reply# 2   11/17/2020 at 00:23 (207 days old) by huskyvacs (Indiana)        

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You will never find a replacement motor for something so rare.

The windings are shorted out, so do not run it anymore. You can have the motor re-wound by a shop and rebuilt. That motor is big enough an industrial electric motor shop should be able to do it easy.

Post# 435141 , Reply# 3   11/17/2020 at 02:20 (207 days old) by MadMan (Chicago, IL, USA)        

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I looked at the oil pump motor on one of my waste oil heaters, and it said it was frame 48. Now, I'm not 100% sure that indicates the mounting style I'm thinking of - that is, the round rubber bushings on each end of the motor - but it would be worth looking into. When I google "NEMA 48" many of the pictures show motors mounted like that. However, the frame size may not have anything to do with the rubber bushings, and may only refer to the face or frame mounting pattern.

Regardless, I'm sure if you match the shaft diameter, the rpm of the motor, and the approximate size, you can finagle something. Though you might have to improvise.

Rewinding a motor like that will probably run you up to $1000 these days. I just got quoted for rewinding a small 3 phase motor of similar size, and that's about what I was quoted. A new motor from a high cost source like McMaster is still only like $400, and you could simply find a good used one of appropriate frame size for much less than that.


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