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#31745 - 12/02/03 07:56 PM 10 hp Motor
Keny Offline
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Registered: 12/02/03
Posts: 5
Loc: Toronto, Ontario, Canad
10 hp motor in the plant, you heard hum and load noise. What is the problem of the motor?
A. Open field shunt.
B. Phase to phase short.
C. Stator is shorted or went to ground.
D. Something else.....

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#31746 - 12/02/03 08:33 PM Re: 10 hp Motor
crash Offline

Registered: 10/21/03
Posts: 130
Loc: Calgary Canada
Keny: I like multiple choice exams!

A- Open shunt field. Motor would not run.
B- Phase to phase short. OCP would trip.
C- Stator is shorted or... OCP would trip.
D- Something else....

I think the answer is D.

#31747 - 12/02/03 09:04 PM Re: 10 hp Motor
jlhmaint Offline

Registered: 05/25/02
Posts: 208
Loc: Fredericktown, OH, U.S.A
I would agree something else possilbly bearing failure.

#31748 - 12/03/03 04:43 PM Re: 10 hp Motor
mvpmaintman Offline

Registered: 09/15/03
Posts: 113
Loc: Manhattan, Kansas, USA
Is this poly phase? Could be a single phasing motor.

Check amp draw on each leg, for premature failure and to see if motor is overloaded mechanically.

Bearing will usually be a higher pitch, than an overloaded or weakening motor.


Just some thoughts.

#31749 - 12/04/03 11:53 AM Re: 10 hp Motor
Crowbar Offline

Registered: 01/13/03
Posts: 34
Loc: Pittsburgh, PA,USA
A- Open shunt field. Motor would not run.

DC Shunt motor with open shunt field WILL run, away that is making a very distinct sound I might add.

#31750 - 12/04/03 08:46 PM Re: 10 hp Motor
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Registered: 10/19/00
Posts: 2724
Loc: Anaheim, CA. USA
How about:

* E. All Of The Above
* F. All Of The Above, Under Certain Circumstances
* G. If There Was A Description Of The Type Of Motor And The Load On Shaft, Answer May Be Derived
* H. All Of "A" Through "G"

I will choose "H"!!!

Keny, is this an exam question also?
If so, what is your answer and how did you arrive at it?

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