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beech 09-10-2013 08:28 PM

mastercraft thickness planer prob
All of a sudden my planer quit on me. I had heard the odd clunking noise a few times lately but it still worked fine. I used a multi meter to test the switch and its ok I also checked the brushes and they look fine too. I tried the reset button but it didn't seem to do anything so I pulled it and tested the continuity between the two connectors. Anyone have any sugestions as to what to do next. Thanks for your help.

joecaption 09-10-2013 08:37 PM

Checked to see if a breaker tripped?
Might help if you posted a model #.
Electrical problems are not going to make a clunking noise. Time to find out what's causing it. If something locked up it's not going to run.

beech 09-10-2013 09:02 PM

model number is mastercraft 55-5503.

joecaption 09-10-2013 10:01 PM

A keyword search came up with very little.
Looks like the company may be out of business.
Lots of complaints about the belts breaking.

beech 09-11-2013 08:32 AM

Thanks joe. I'm sure the company is still in business as I spoke to them the other day to get a replacement manual. I'm thinking it must be the switch and I maybe I didnt test it properly. It has 4 wires to it. One white and one black on one side with another black and a green on the other side. I tested continuity between the white and black on the same side and there was continuity with the switch on but no continuity with the switch off. Is this correct. Again thanks for your help.

joed 09-11-2013 08:50 AM

Clunking noise won''t be electrical. With the unit unplugged can you turn the motor by hand?

Company is not out of business. Here is the unit still for sale.

beech 09-11-2013 09:13 AM

Sorry Joe I rechecked the wiring of the switch.It has a black and a white on one side and two blacks on the other side. I tested continuity with switch on from the white to two other black wires and there was continuity. Anything else I should do.

Yes I can turn the motor by hand and the belt is good

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