I think my motor is about to go. It's making a pretty loud whirrr sound. It's about 12 years old, so I'm not even going to think about taking it to a motor shop. I'm not quite sure of the HP (everything is worn off on the plate), but if I'm doing this right, I think it's 3/4 HP.
I took the part number off the label below and searched for it. Using only the 184948 gave me some results and I found this page.
On page 22, it says that a replacement motor would be B638. So if I go here, it looks like the B638 is a 3/4 HP motor with a 1.5 SF.
http://www.electricmotorwarehouse.com/5 ... ool_Motors
Anybody have any other suggestions, like maybe moving up to the next one, the B654 (1HP with 1.4 SF)? I know they say go with one that has the same HP, but what if the 1HP would have been a better option to begin with?
All comments welcome