sp15 Motor specs: please explain for replacement


My sp15 motor crapped out today. I’m pretty sure it’s a goner. It made two sputtering sounds about 3 seconds after turning it on and then died and smoked.

I was reading through a past post about replacement motors for the sp15 and the motor specs page and it all seems a little gibberish to me. I was told to start googling for a new motor but wasn’t sure what part of the specs listed on the motor info replacement suggestion I should be searching with. Could someone help break this down for me?

I can still take it to a motor mechanic to get it looked at if you think that’s worth doing before searching for a new motor.

The model is the Vandercook sp15, serial number is 23304.

Thank you!

Lindsay of Gingerly Press

sp15 Motor specs: please explain for replacement

2 thoughts on “sp15 Motor specs: please explain for replacement

  • June 13, 2016 at 11:58 am

    We had to replace a motor on our SP-15 a few years ago. We first had the original motor rebuilt, but that crapped out after about 6 months (just after warranty…) so we had to replace it. It was not easy, but it can be done. The new motor required a controller to keep it at the right speed. no big deal. But it’s worth it to try to rebuild if you can. However, I would ask you to be firm with the rebuilder and demand to know if the motor is worth a rebuild. Our rebuild guys were lackluster about that, even though they admitted later that much of the wiring was crappy.

    Anyway, I can furnish you with the model we purchased if you cannot rebuild. Let me know.

    Katie Harper
    UA Fort Smith

  • June 3, 2016 at 6:42 pm

    You may want to talk with Fritz at NA Graphics (NAGraph.com) to see what he recommends.

    My thought is to see if the local electric motor shop can rebuild – if yes, I would go that way.


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