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Posted on by Matt Passannante

An overloaded motor winding failure happens when the motor is subjected to excessive loads beyond its recommended capacity. An overloaded failure may present with several telling symptoms, including insufficient torque, overheating, and excessive current draw. Of those symptoms, excessive motor heat is one of the main causes of complete motor failure. Sometimes, individual parts on the motor may still perform with no problem, but the motor itself will run hot. Up to 30% of winding motor failures are caused by overload. Therefore, an overloaded motor should be considered when a motor runs hot or continues to overheat.

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