Electric Motor Service FAQ | Frequently Asked Questions

What types of motors do you repair?

We specialize in electric motor rebuilding, rewinding and mechanical repair. In over 60 years in business, we have seen almost every residential, commercial or industrial motor out there.

Our experienced service technicians can repair a wide variety of motors, including:

  • Generators
  • Electric hoists
  • Servomotors
  • Eddy drives
  • Blowers
  • Vari-drives
  • Press motors
  • DC motors
  • Phase Converters
  • Battery chargers
  • Welders
  • Upright and submersible pumps

What types of motors do you sell?

We carry a large selection of electric motor and electric motor-related parts. We also stock replacement motors for industrial, commercial, residential and HVAC applications.

What are some signs of electric motor failure?

One of the most common signs you need a repair is excessive vibration from the electric motor. Other common signs include burnt paint, dirty housing openings, the smell of burning or excessive noise during operation.

What are common causes of electric motor failure?

The most common cause of electric motor failure is a poor operating environment such as excessive heat or moisture, which causes damage and malfunction to the motor. Electrical overload, misalignment issues or dirt and debris build up are other potential causes of failure.

What are some common pool pump problems?

While pool pumps sometimes stop working altogether for a variety of reasons, other problems may arise. These include excess noise due to vibration, failure to pull water due to debris, or a motor that is no longer airtight and begins to suck in air and stop water flow.

Can you fix an industrial electric motor on site?

Yes, we can fix a larger industrial motor on site.

Should I repair or replace my electric motor?

In most cases, replacement proves unnecessary and repairing an electric motor saves you time and money. Buying a new electric motor costs several hundred dollars more than repairs, and you can save time if on-site repairs are an option.

When should I have my electric motor repaired?

You should have your electric motor serviced as soon as you notice an issue. Don’t wait until it stops working altogether! A repair technician will happily take a look at the issue and restore your electric motor.

How much will it cost to have my electric motor repaired?

The cost of repairs varies, but we consider you a part of the entire process. All considerations will be communicated to you, and repairs will not move forward without your approval.

For more information or answers regarding electric motor repair, please contact us here or call us directly at 616.454.6863.