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  • There goes my summer my motor capacitor exploded

    Anyone have their capacitor on ther r4511 explode on them? I was working on with my saw when i heard what sounded like a car back firing. The smell was horrible and scared the heck out of me. Was wondering if anybody have had the same expierence? Now i am depressed because with the experiences with getting my ridgid tools repaired i guess i am going to loose the summer woodworking. Ridgid had my drill for over two months now i can only imagine how long it will take to replace or repair my motor.

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    Re: There goes my summer my motor capacitor exploded

    If there is a motor repair shop in the area, you may be time ahead to take the motor off and take it to them, or if you can figure the number out on the capacitor order one your self and replace it your self, the capacitors are usually under $20, you could check with a HAVC contractor they usually replace capacitors on motors from time to time.
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    • #3
      Re: There goes my summer my motor capacitor exploded

      i work for a hvac company matter of fact. but when the capacitor blew up the metal plate behind the fan also exploded out. there is no model or serial number on the motor so i don't even know who makes it.

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      • #4
        Re: There goes my summer my motor capacitor exploded

        I went to the Ridgid page to see if there was a parts book to open up and I could not find one, http://www.ridgid.com/Tools/R4511-Ta...w/EN/index.htm

        found one, https://www.ridgidforum.com/filedata/fetch?id=618946

        (the motor is not broke down into parts),

        it was in the post, http://www.ridgidforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=25089

        manual for R4511 http://fuzzywolf.com/Ridgid_R4511_UM.pdf

        will a universal designed motor fit it or is it a priority motor or base on the motor?

        If a universal motor will fit it I would most likely just replace the motor and then send the other one in for repair, if it will you may consider upping the hp, and running it on 220volts,


        such as the bridge city version, http://www.steelcitytoolworks.com/pr...00G_manual.pdf page 39

        I hope you can get this worked out soon.

        I have never had a capacitor blow on me, was the voltage to the motor correct? or was the motor wired correctly for the voltage?
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        • #5
          Re: There goes my summer my motor capacitor exploded

          It's not an uncommon motor problem, and this one should be covered under warranty. If not, they're easy to fix and fairly cheap...a few bucks if you know where to look, $10-$15 at MSRP. The electrical ratings need to be at least equivalent of the original. The capacitance value (in units of MFD or uF) only needs to be in the ballpark...the ratings are often +/- 20%, so if the original was 45uF and you replace it with a 50uF, you should be fine. Obviously the physical size needs to fit the space.

          The R4511 motor should be pretty similar to other Orion made saws...Cman 22116, Steel City 35920/35930, GI 50-240GT...

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          • #6
            Re: There goes my summer my motor capacitor exploded

            wouldn't the original motor be an emerson electric motor since emerson is the parent company to ridgid

            or is emerson just used in the domestically made tools

            rick.
            phoebe it is

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            • #7
              Re: There goes my summer my motor capacitor exploded

              Originally posted by PLUMBER RICK View Post
              wouldn't the original motor be an emerson electric motor since emerson is the parent company to ridgid

              or is emerson just used in the domestically made tools

              rick.
              Sadly, no. Ridgid Power and Bench tools are really just a brandname licensed to TTI. TTI make tools of all manner for all manner of customers, Home Depot being the one in the US. Not really anything to do with Emerson any more, other than taking the money for the license.

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              • #8
                Re: There goes my summer my motor capacitor exploded

                Did you happen to get your motor problem fixed? I have been researching a replacement motor for my R4511 How ever I find that the motor base seems to not match up to any of the available nema frames. The 2F dimension is the culprit at 4". Otherwise everything meets the criteria for a 56H motor frame. I do not know if the SC motor would work or not.

                However I think replacement of the capacitors in your case would be the quickest and easiest.

                Originally posted by BHD View Post
                I went to the Ridgid page to see if there was a parts book to open up and I could not find one, http://www.ridgid.com/Tools/R4511-Ta...w/EN/index.htm

                found one, https://www.ridgidforum.com/filedata/fetch?id=618946

                (the motor is not broke down into parts),

                it was in the post, http://www.ridgidforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=25089

                manual for R4511 http://fuzzywolf.com/Ridgid_R4511_UM.pdf

                will a universal designed motor fit it or is it a priority motor or base on the motor?

                If a universal motor will fit it I would most likely just replace the motor and then send the other one in for repair, if it will you may consider upping the hp, and running it on 220volts,


                such as the bridge city version, http://www.steelcitytoolworks.com/pr...00G_manual.pdf page 39

                I hope you can get this worked out soon.

                I have never had a capacitor blow on me, was the voltage to the motor correct? or was the motor wired correctly for the voltage?

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                • #9
                  Re: There goes my summer my motor capacitor exploded

                  Originally posted by ndekens View Post
                  Did you happen to get your motor problem fixed? I have been researching a replacement motor for my R4511 How ever I find that the motor base seems to not match up to any of the available nema frames. The 2F dimension is the culprit at 4". Otherwise everything meets the criteria for a 56H motor frame. I do not know if the SC motor would work or not.

                  However I think replacement of the capacitors in your case would be the quickest and easiest.
                  yes i got it fixed by ridgid under the warranty. they just replaced the whole motor, it took about two weeks for them to send it.

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