I am new to the group and am very happy to find a place to ask questions about my SS.
About three years ago I purchased a new SS from a guy that had it only a few months, he had to sell due to health reasons and I had wanted one for years.
Living in Florida at the time we did not have a place to put it, let alone to work with it. I thought that purchasing the SS would be step one and then getting a workshop would follow.... it did not! It remained in an unheated garage for three years... I would start it up and use the saw a couple of times, but for the most part it just stayed there, covered up, unused.
We have now moved to Cleveland, GA (just north of Atlanta) and our new house has a huge basement for the SS to reside! Needless to say I am very excited to finally have a place to piddle around. Just the other day (moving takes a lot of time these days!) I went to start up the SS just to see it work and nothing. The motor made a sound and the blade moved about an 1/8 inch but really nothing. I have been reading some of the posts after finding this group and there seems to be a capacitor across the motor that sometimes bites the dust. I know from my other hobby (Ham Radio) that caps can go soft if left in unused equipment for a length of time..... but I do not know. Can anyone shed some light on this problem for me?