Table Saw: Overload trips

If the table saw motor keeps tripping the overload and you're using an extension cord, the extension cord could be causing a voltage drop that overheats the motor. Use a shorter or heavier extension cord. A weak motor trips the overload. Replace the motor or brushes if defective. A defective motor overload trips frequently even when the motor works correctly. Replace the motor overload if it's defective.

These repairs may help solve your Table Saw problem:

Replace the table saw carbon motor brushes

Carbon Motor Brush

The spring-loaded motor brushes on the table saw mount against the rotating armature, transferring power to the armature. The motor brushes wear down after about 50 hours of run time. Replace the carbon brushes regularly to keep the motor running smoothly.

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Replace the table saw motor overload

Motor overload

The table saw motor overload shuts off electrical power to the motor to protect the motor if it overloads or overheats. After the motor cools down, pressing the reset switch on the motor overload restores power to the motor circuit. Replace the motor overload if it won't reset or false trips.

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Replace the table saw drive motor

Drive motor

The table saw blade mounts directly to the drive motor arbor to spin the saw blade for cutting wood. A defective drive motor won't start or it trips the overload. Replace the drive motor if it's defective or worn out.

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