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This paper outlines a set of useful calculations and design guidelines for motor temperature rise prediction. The steady-state analysis is presented, allowing a general view about the expected temperature rise in the stator winding. For transient conditions, the starting and stall phenomena are modeled considering the factors that are often neglected: the skin effect and the heat exchange from the bars to the tooth. The end ring temperature rise is assessed. The accurate temperature rise calculation is critical for several reasons: to control the peak temperature for hazardous locations, to predict the fatigue under the heating-up and cooling-down processes, to calculate the number of consecutive starts, and to establish a safe stall time.