I’ve got an almost older than the hills Diamond Pacific Genie that
has been handy for years. But a couple weeks ago, the motor, which
had been running a lot hotter than it used to do, started smoking
and sputtering. I shut it off. Cooled down, now it hums and sparks a
bit when turned on, but doesn’t work, even with a spin to get it
started. So I conclude it’s finally dead.
Now, Diamond Pacific lists a new motor for $450 on their web site.
These are good motors, built by Baldor. But that’s still a bit
steep, at least on my budget. I seem to recall, way back in some
posting years ago, someone mentioned a source for the things cheaper
than Diamond Pacific. I thought it might be Grainger, but can’t
locate anything of the sort on their web site. Does anyone happen to
know? or am I just going to have to get it from Diamond Pacific at
their fully marked up price? Or does someone have one they’d like to