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    i just got a pm45 and its set up for 110, when i first ran it which was like 10 to 20 min. when i shut it down i felt the motor which was hot enough that you couldnt keep your hand on it and i am unsure as to if this is normal or is somthing wrong? i have never owned a mill or ever used one till now im just worryed that its running to hot what do you guys think?the power is coming from an olde fuse box not the new breakers. it has a 20 amp fuse in the side that is runin to my mill an the wire is 12/2 wire any help would be grate thank you guys

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    I'm not an electrician here but is it set up for 220 also?? If so go that route and give it a dedicated breaker of it's own with heavier wire and see how hot it is then, if it's still hot you might have a motor issue. Check that with a meter that can do start up amps and running amps and see if it's within what the specs are on the motor, if they don't jive ,,, more than likely a motor rebuild,,, but just a guess. None I've used normally get that hot you can't touch them though.

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    Take a picture of the motor name plate.
    I'll let you know when I see it.
    Modern motors do run hotter than older ones.
    It all depends on the ratings listed on the name plate
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    yes it does have 240/220 but its at my step dads place which he rents seein as him and my moms not togather now but any way he wont let me put 240 in and hasnt asked his land lord yet an i havent seen him to ask but its easy to do just a double breaker with 2 hots and then change the mill over if i do get the okay to do it i figure about 100 for the 10/3 wire and breaker box and stuff but im stuck with 110 at this time or it would be 240

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    this is the best pic i have right now not sur if this helps

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    Quote Originally Posted by dball1020 View Post

    this is the best pic i have right now not sur if this helps
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    i will take a a good one tomarrow i just had this one on hand from sending to the comp i got it from

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    Do you have a link to the mill you bought?

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    Nice mill !!!,,,, can't imagine there should be any motor issues unless it's been abused in some way, did you get it new or used? I'm sure the tech line for them could answer questions better than us. The to hot to touch still throws me though, never had one get that hot on me before, newer or older models.

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