Shopsmith DC-3300 Dust Collection System
Michael Claussen, via e-mail:
The Shopsmith Dust Collection System I purchased with my MARK
V about 6 years ago has lost its "oomph". I've cleaned the hood,
repositioned and tightened the seals and even stripped it down to
check the fan blades. Everything looks OK but the suction isn't
enough to even hold my hand to the tubing. Any ideas ?
Look for a build-up of sawdust on the impeller blades or the inside
of the housing...a rag or something that's caught inside…or a defective
motor. Listen to the motor as it's slowing down. You should hear
a click as it slows down (this is the internal motor
switch). If you don't hear this click, you'll probably also have
an overheating problem…caused by sawdust infiltrating the motor
or the internal motor switch (that switches the motor between start-up
and run modes).
the problem by removing the motor and blowing high pressure compressed
air into the back of the motor housing. This could dislodge the
dust that's keeping the internal motor switch from working. If this
doesn't work, I suggest that you call our TOLL-FREE Customer Service
Hotline at 1-800-762-7555 for additional suggestions.
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