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This paper develops and analyzes a parametric model for simulating healthy and faulty surface-mounted permanent magnet synchronous motors. It allows studying the effects of stator winding interturn short-circuit faults. A relevant feature of the developed model is that it deals with spatial harmonics due to a nonsinusoidal rotor permanent magnet configuration. Additionally, the proposed model is valid for studying the behavior of these machines running under nonstationary conditions, including load or speed variations. Stator current spectra obtained from simulations performed by applying the proposed model show a close similitude with experimental results, highlighting the potential of such a model to understand the effects of stator winding failures on the current spectrum and allowing it to carry out an automatic diagnosis of such faults.