Edge sander won't start
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I went to use my Delta 6 x 108 edge sander and it won't turn on. Opened the starter box which is the same as the Grizzly G4573 and if I press the on button I read current in the terminal below the on button as well as both screws in the thermal overload. All the wires look fine and the motor works if I manually press in and hold the contractor in the middle.

The trip indicator isn't on and I pressed the reset button.

Hasn't had much use. Why would the magnetic coil not engage?

Thanks,
Rich


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  Re: Edge sander won't start by richtes (I went to use my Del...)
(03-25-2021, 10:08 PM)richtes Wrote: I went to use my Delta 6 x 108 edge sander and it won't turn on. Opened the starter box which is the same as the Grizzly G4573 and if I press the on button I read current in the terminal below the on button as well as both screws in the thermal overload. All the wires look fine and the motor works if I manually press in and hold the contractor in the middle.

The trip indicator isn't on and I pressed the reset button.

Hasn't had much use. Why would the magnetic coil not engage?

Thanks,
Rich

Is the rheostat on the thermal overload protector set for the fully loaded amps on the motor plate? 

John
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(03-26-2021, 09:15 AM)jteneyck Wrote: Is the rheostat on the thermal overload protector set for the fully loaded amps on the motor plate? 

John

Yes. Looks OK. This is the original factory switch.

When I press the start button nothing happens. Not a peep. The electromagnet never activates nor sounds like it even tried.

Pushing the contractor to run manually it seems perfectly fine. 

I didn't try pressing the on button after getting it running to see if it keeps running. Doubt it will.

Rich
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  Re: Edge sander won't start by richtes (I went to use my Del...)
With the machine unplugged, do you have physical access to see the relay contacts or the relay coil?

Do you unplug the machine when it is not in use? If not, do you know of any nearby lightning strikes?
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  Re: Edge sander won't start by richtes (I went to use my Del...)
Have you checked for dust in the switch? May pay to blow it out with air.
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  Re: RE: Edge sander won't start by Stwood_ (Have you checked for...)
(03-26-2021, 07:29 PM)Stwood_ Wrote: Have you checked for dust in the switch? May pay to blow it out with air.

+1 on blowing it out.  Make sure the stop button is not stuck in from the dust.  Roly
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  Re: Edge sander won't start by richtes (I went to use my Del...)
your coil on the contractor is most likely bad, cost about $10 or so  , easy to change out.
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  Re: Edge sander won't start by richtes (I went to use my Del...)
Check and tighten the wires, especially all the small ones, and often from the factory.  It’s not unusual at all for them to be loose.  If any one of them is not properly connected, the latching circuit won’t energize the coil to hold the contactor in. Pushing the Stop button breaks that circuit, but any break in the latching circuit does the same thing.

Someone here had the same problem some months ago, and that’s all it was in fact.
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  Re: RE: Edge sander won't start by TDKPE (Check and tighten th...)
(03-27-2021, 08:49 AM)TDKPE Wrote: Check and tighten the wires, especially all the small ones, and often from the factory.  It’s not unusual at all for them to be loose.  If any one of them is not properly connected, the latching circuit won’t energize the coil to hold the contactor in.  Pushing the Stop button breaks that circuit, but any break in the latching circuit does the same thing.

Someone here had the same problem some months ago, and that’s all it was in fact.

When I got all my stuff from grizzly i did that the first thing and some were lose.  The inside case does not even look dusty but some low pressure to blow it out would not hurt.
I seen on one machine I bought the wire was not even put in all the way and was not connected so check that to.  These are the cheap fixes and if they do not work then you will have to spend some $$
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