Skybones, just the motor died on your machine? Is the machine a good machine other than that? You could always do a DC motor conversion on it with a treadmill motor. they are very cheap if you look at used treadmills and they already come with a DC controller and are set to run on 110ac. I found one sitting in a dumpster. Stripped the moter and controller out of it and it works great. I havent put it in my machine yet because of the size of project it will be and my AC motor still works great but Ive ran it on my bench and its a really nice motor.