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#2029
This page provides a basic lesson in motors and how they work.
http://www.reliance.com/mtr/mtrthrmn.htm

This page provides examples of motor failures useful in motor rewinding.
http://www.firstelectricmotor.com/motor%20failure.htm

Here are 2 lists of definitions for words or phrases used in electric motors.
http://www.engineersedge.com/motors/mot ... itions.htm
http://www.electricmotorwarehouse.com/Glossary.htm
#2031
Watt the Flux? Good information! Thanks, j

I like how the "reliance" link starts with an explanation of magnetism. We get caught-up in volts and amps and watts and gearing and maybe forget that we can't make a strong motor out of something that has weak magnets to start with.

Hi Waxmonkee! Wow, where to start? I'm new to […]