Hello, thanks for having this forum. I have a 1/2 hp electrical motor on a Toledo pipe threader. I would like to repair the motor and I will need some advice on how to do it. When I push the on switch it kind of growls and dims the lights a bit but won't start. I removed the end bell on the shaft end but cannot remove the armature. The frame is molded and the other end bell does not come off by design. I removed the brushes and they are quite healthy, even though one brush cap cracked in the removal process. I can see the commutator through the brush holders and it looks great. It is a nice coffee colored brown and looks as smooth as a baby's butt. But the problem is that the armature will not come out. It turns very smoothly, but I don't want to force it for fear of breaking it. I'll attach a photo to show how it looks.
Thanks for your help. Regards, Jim
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