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Timex Display Case - Burned up motor!

March 17 2012 at 8:51 PM
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SJones 
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Hello,
I'm new to the forum! I was wondering if anyone knows where to find a motor/gear box for a 6' tall display case? I recently purchased the case that is 4-sided, slightly larger at the bottom, has a silver top about 8" tall with the black "TIMEX" logo on it, 4 light bulbs, and has 11 shelves connected to the center post. The post does turn, but the motor shows evidence of getting too hot and burning up.
I'll get a picture of it later... it's at the store and I neglected to get a pic of it!
Any ideas would be appreciated, as I've spent a few hours on the web trying to find one!

 
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technoguy

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You need to...

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March 17 2012, 10:16 PM 

contact the Timex Corp. and ask them if they have replacement motors for those cases. Possibly, they have a few of them sitting in a Parts Dept. somewhere. If it's a standard sized motor, then you might be able to find a replacement from a third party supplier. If all else fails, then it might be possible to custom mount a similar motor in the case that would do the job.

In the meanwhile, when you finally get the display case home, I would not try running it with the defective motor in it. It might set your house on fire!

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Mark Johnson

71.116.35.91

Nameplate

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March 17 2012, 10:45 PM 

If you pull the motor you may find a nameplate or spec-plate on it. That will give you the info you need to spec out a replacement. The most important info will be the Frame number, Voltage, and Manufacturer.

With that info you should be able to get a new motor at your local Graingers. If you take the old motor to a Graingers they will help you out as well.

I spent over 30 years doing this....trust me, it's not as hard as it may seem.

 
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JerseyMo

74.105.136.22

Ditto

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March 18 2012, 1:01 PM 

Graingers is a great place to beign your search for a replacement motor. Next step would be to find a motor repair shop. Here in northern NJ they are quite easy to find as there is much industry that supports them.

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Anonymous

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Re: Timex Display Case - Burned up motor!

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March 18 2012, 6:55 PM 

Quite possibly dirty brushes and commutator from sitting so long. There is a spray that is used to clean them that is used in electric motors in radio controlled cars, boats, and planes. Motor getting hot is a sign of drawing to much current.

 
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