The first step in AC motor repair is identifying that there is a problem. If an electric motor smells like it’s burning, is vibrating and running loudly, or if the motor is not operating at its peak performance, something is probably wrong. When these circumstances present themselves, promptly shut the power off to the motor and machine to prevent further motor and machine damage. Once the power is off, it’s best to contact a trained professional with experience in AC motor repair.
AC motor repair cost always depends upon the extent of motor damage and availability of motor replacement parts. Repaircosts can be decreased by simple awareness that something is wrong. Contacting a motor professional is preferred to prevent injury. Motor professionals can also reduce unnecessary troubleshooting and downtime in the following ways: If the motor repair cost exceeds the replacement cost, an electric motor replacement motor can be shipped out right away. If the application is a DC electric motor, an electric motor professional can determine if replacing the DC equipment with AC equipment is a more economical choice. Often times a DC motor can be replaced with an AC motor, paired with an AC VFD. An AC motor paired with AC VFD has the ability to increase production,
decrease energy costs, reduce future repair costs, and offer other benefits.
AC motor repair can be decreased with preventative maintenance. Preventative maintenance tasks vary depending on the abilities and experience each motor shop offers. AC motor repair should only be performed by trained electrical technicians who have electric motorexperience. A lot of companies offering motor repair and preventative maintenance do not even perform these tasks; these companies outsource their jobs to a third party source, such as Precision Electric. To decrease costand increase turnaround time, ensure that whoever is offering the repair services, is actually performing the repair services.
For more information on AC motor repair or for AC motor repair and replacement quotes, Contact Precision Electric.