Hot motor

I have a 1 HP F&W water pump motor that seems to start and run okay on
the bench. However after a few minutes it begins to feel hot and does
have a hot smell. I've not let it run long enough to see if the thermal
switch will kick it off. How can I test the windings with a multimeter?
I have several motors to check- is there a routine troubleshooting
procedure I can follow. I've looked all over and I haven't found any.
But I would like to be able to check capacitors, centrifugal switches,
shorts and grounds. I hope this is the correct group. Thanks, Lloyd
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I had to troubleshoot a 25 HP irrigation pump with those symtoms once. It was a mouse nest blocking air flow. Sometimes it isn't electrical.
Good luck
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No Spam
Firstly, measure the ohmic resistance between 2 phases being the motor at room temperature and check whether cables are made of cupper or aluminium. Then let it work and at the moment you think it is getting too hot, disconnect it and measure resistance again: Th = [(Rh/Rc ) x (K + Tc) ] - K
where: Th = hot temperature
Tc = cold temperature
Rh = hot resistance
Rc = cold resistance
K = 234.5 (a constant for copper)
you can have a look at:
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Once you have the temperature rise, check out the insulation class of the motor, i.e. F,H...
Example: class F allows at much as 155ºC temperature.
Best regards,
Ignacio Simón
Mech&control engineering.
Comparing both values you can have an idea of the mean temperature rise with the formu escribió en el mensaje news:
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