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Offline Damcgee

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(Another) KAPEX question
« on: June 02, 2022, 12:00 PM »
What is the mode of failure for the Kapex motor?
I noticed blue electrical arcing yesterday on my Kapex EB (7/18 build).
The arcing is visible inside the motor housing through the vents.
Is this normal?

I attempted to attach a short video of the condition, but the forum only allows photos.
In the photo, you can see the blue/white light inside the motor housing — that’s the arcing I’m referring to.

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Offline ChuckS

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Re: (Another) KAPEX question
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2022, 04:20 PM »
I stepped into my shop, turned on my Kapex, and saw such kind of arcing as well. Mine is EB, 7 years old, working with no issues since bought.
« Last Edit: June 03, 2022, 11:39 PM by ChuckS »

Offline mino

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Re: (Another) KAPEX question
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2022, 04:23 PM »
That is normal for /any/ brushed tool. It does not really tell you anything.

Given KAPEX brushes are safety-protected /they should stop working before totally dead/ it does not even help to assess brush replacement time.
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