I had a kick back on my saw and now it will humm and slowly turn when I try to start it, then eventually overheat and trip the circuit breaker. I removed it from the saw and took it to a Sears service center to be repaired and was told I would have to buy a new motor for $260 because they don't show a breakdown of the motor (#63870) so they don't repair them. I think it only needs brushes (or could it be the capacitor - a $7.50 part?). I was able to find a breakdown of the motor on the Sears web site, with individual parts being available, so I don't know why the service center said they don't repair them.
Anyone know of an alternative service facility for Sears motors?