Table Saw: Won't start

If the table saw doesn't start, check the electrical outlet for power. If the electrical outlet isn’t working, reset the house circuit breaker for that outlet. If the electrical outlet works, check the drive motor for a tripped overload. Reset the overload if tripped. If the motor won't start and the overload isn't tripped, you could have a failed drive motor, faulty start switch or a defective overload.

These repairs may help solve your Table Saw problem:

Replace the table saw On/Off switch

On/Off switch

The On/Off switch starts and stops the motor. Replace the On/Off switch if it won't activate or deactivate the table saw’s motor with the safety key inserted.

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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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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 power cord

Power cord

The power cord transfers power from the wall outlet to the On/Off switch to turn on the table saw. Examine the power cord regularly. Replace a worn, cut or damaged power cord before using the saw.

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