Why did my electric motor stop?
April 19, 2011 12:08 AM Subscribe
What in an overdriven, broken electric motor is "burned out"?
posted by telstar to technology (13 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I've overdriven a few electric motors (magnets and windings type) to the point where they suddenly stopped working (i.e. turning under electrical power). When I go and inspect the busted motor, I can't see anything obviously different about it in contrast to how it looked when it worked. So what changed?