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AC motors are normally long lasting and dependable. Motors often operate for years in dusty and dirty environments. Most motors are normally mounted out of sight, so they often do not get serviced or inspected regularly. Many problems can be traced to improper maintenance by the owner. Following the manufacturer's service instructions will usually...
Most electric motors, whether AC or DC, fail after time for reasons that may not be electrical in nature. Motors without brushes and commutators such as AC (alternating current) induction motors last the longest because of few moving parts. AC and DC brush-type motors, such as those used in vacuum cleaners and power tools, produce high power for...