Turning Archive 2005

Subject:
Lathe motor problems

Don in Denver
>seems that starter system (rather than run system) is again acting up on my Jet 1236. Last time I replaced the capacitor and took it to a motor repair shop.They did something to the contacts on the starter coil system. Cost me $50.Today I was turning and again the lathe wouldn't spin when I turned it on, just hummed. But if I spin it to get it started it takes off fine. New motor from Jet is $177 plus shipping. I'm going to get a new lathe next year (LOML assures me) but currently not an option. What do ya think? Replace or try to repair? The last repair was only done in Oct '05.

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