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Re: elec auger motor question

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11-29-2012 16:07:46

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It could be the motor or it could be the auger. Can you turn the auger by hand with two hands on the big pulley when the motor stalls? What is the belt ratio of the pulleys? Is the motor accidentally wired for 230 volts instead of 115?

1hp x 5252 / 1750 rpm = 3.00 foot-pounds of torque at the motor shaft

If you have a 2 inch diameter pulley on the motor: 3.00 ft-lb x 12 inch/foot / 1 inch pulley radius = 36 pounds of pull on the belt.

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Dave from MN

11-29-2012 16:24:19

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 Re: elec auger motor question in reply to ss55, 11-29-2012 16:07:46  
2" pulley on motor, about a 10" at the biggest on the auger. I did wire the motor, as best as I could decipher from label. It seems to run fine until it gets partially loaded. I can turn by hand.

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11-29-2012 17:59:20

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 Re: elec auger motor question in reply to Dave from MN, 11-29-2012 16:24:19  
If you can turn the auger by hand when it's loaded, I'd believe the problem is likely the motor.

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