Good answer, but that's not the full solution. That brass strap has arced away under the bushing the bolt goes through. Continued arcing will make the problem occur again. The permanent solution is to find a bolt on the motor or mounting plate where a ground wire can be attached. Connect the other end of the wire to a paint-free point on the body. Use nothing smaller than 12 gauge wire. If there is no bolt to loosen, drill a small hole in the mounting plate, then run in a self-tapping screw, or you can drill out one of the five rivets on the motor's switch plate, and replace it with a screw.
Thanks for adding your experience.
Sunday, July 2nd, 2017 AT 9:33 PM