When the New Motor Draws Too Much Current, Part 2

Sometimes, the rewinding process introduces problems.

If it’s of sufficient size to justify the cost, rewinding a motor usually makes sense. But sometimes, the rewinding process introduces problems. If your replacement motor is a rewind and its no-load current is high, the motor shop probably didn’t follow best practices.

Make sure your rewind agreement specifies that before it rewinds the motor, the motor shop will:

  • Test the magnetic-flux densities, performing any necessary adjustments.
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