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Very SCARY Jet Air Filtration AFS 1000B
almost cost me my shop and a lot more tonight. I just got it delivered this afternoon. Took it home, unpacked it, put the eye bolts in it to hang, took the packing out of the inside, put the filters in place and turned it on.
The low setting caused the squirrel cage to wobble a bit, nothing that really concerned me. Turned to medium and the wobble went away. High setting and it ran pretty smooth. I then set the timer to 2 hours and started running some coping cuts on the router table.
After 2 hours the unit shut off but I noticed the squirrel cage continued to spin very slowly and it made a humming noise. I thought the fan motor was cooling down and paid no mind. I turned the unit back on and kept working.
About 3 hours ago I clean everything up, check the filter and it appeared to be working pretty well. I set the timer back to 2 hours so it would continue to clean the air and went inside.
I checked it after the 2 hours and it was humming a little bit but I thought it was normal since it had done that from the first time I plugged it in. So, I decide to go to bed. Lying in bed I can't get it out of my mind that the humming wasn't right. Bothered by this, I get up and go check on it. I open the door and the shop smells like burnt electrical. I run over to the unit and it has went from humming to a loud scratching with the squirrel cage slowly spinning even though the on button and light is clearly OFF.
I jump up and unplug the unit from the ceiling plugin. I take the filters off and touch the top of the squirrel cage, BIG MISTAKE. It leaves a burn across four finger tips.
I can't sleep now because I am so pissed. I have no doubt I would not have a shop in the morning.....or worse.
Anyone ever heard of anything like this?