Beckett AFG intermittently refuses to start


Old 05-18-13, 08:39 AM
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Beckett AFG intermittently refuses to start

Hello folks,
My Beckett AFG burner with an Emerson SA55GYKPA-5733 motor on it sometimes won't start. I go downstairs and the reset button is up. I press it, and the motor hums but does not turn, and then if I give it a gentle tap with my foot, it will start. Do I need a new motor, new brushes, or something else? Any ideas? Thanks,
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Old 05-18-13, 03:38 PM
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Google the motor, see if there is a starting coil. Some are mechanical and could get stuck. If not, you may need to replace that motor.
Old 05-18-13, 05:35 PM
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the reset button is up.
You're talking about the reset button on the MOTOR itself? or the reset button on the primary control on top of the burner?
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Your motor has a sticking start switch. It's centrifugal and switches between the start and run windings by centrifugal force. The newer PSC motors do not have a switch so is not prone to that issue. Cost of a replacement motor will not break the bank.
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