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    Is there a squirrel cage or similar which may have lost a fin or two ? I would expect vibrations in that case but who knows...

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    Quote Originally Posted by wattso99 View Post
    Anything blocking the air in any way...??
    Nope, the air goes down, takes a right turn and directly dumps out into the shop, also opening a door or the roll up door does nothing.
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    Have you tried plugging the cooler into a different 110 vac outlet................

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    Your "Not" using a extension cord with it ? and try Loosening the "Belt" a Hair, apparently Pulley has to match motor
    amp/voltage draw from all the info I have found on it. Don't know what else to suggest to solve your problem.

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    so normal operation is 10 amps

    but your getting 8 amps and the motor is hot.
    i am think the belt tension but that and are flow should increase amps not bring it down.
    a slipping belt would cause less amp draw but not make the motor hot

    this is just 120v so not like 3 phase and you lost a leg
    i think maybe try a different plug in might be a power issue.

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    new thought



    your new motor is it 220/120?
    could it came wired for 220 and you hooked it up to the 110?
    i have done that before didn't change the jumpers inside the motor head.

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    did you figure out the issue?

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    Quote Originally Posted by steveOtoo View Post
    Have you tried plugging the cooler into a different 110 vac outlet................
    Yup...No change.
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    Quote Originally Posted by auggie View Post
    Your "Not" using a extension cord with it ? and try Loosening the "Belt" a Hair, apparently Pulley has to match motor
    amp/voltage draw from all the info I have found on it. Don't know what else to suggest to solve your problem.
    Nope, no extension cord.

    Same pulley as the old one, new belt, and it's tightened to spec for the unit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by android fun View Post
    new thought



    your new motor is it 220/120?
    could it came wired for 220 and you hooked it up to the 110?
    i have done that before didn't change the jumpers inside the motor head.
    New motor is 110-125 VAC, same as the old one, and no way to connect it to 220, it's 120 only.
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    Quote Originally Posted by android fun View Post
    did you figure out the issue?
    Nope, and some professional electrician friends stopped by yesterday and looked at everything, all the way out to the main service panel, tightened all connections and even traded out the breaker for that circuit, it still does the same thing.

    What they suggested is that the air is somehow restricted through the mats, causing a higher load then usual, we are going to town on Tuesday, will get new mats, and a new pulley for the motor, the new pulley is just to see what happens.
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    well to test can you pull the mat out and run it?

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