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Default Jet 1442 Problem


Thanks for the reply. Since it's a tefc, I was hoping to avoid what you're
suggesting doing, which is take it apart, but oh well. Guess that's a
project for tomorrow. Just how long do those capacitors hold a charge
anyway? Not looking forward to getting zapped.


"Bill Rubenstein" wrote in message
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Most likely -- your centrifugal switch is not opening. That switch is IN
the motor so it must be taken apart to get to it. Sometimes air through
the motor will do the trick but only sometimes.

If the start capacitor is bad (not very likely) it may not get the motor
spun up enough to kick the cent... switch. In this case you may be able
to spin it up by hand fast enough to kick it. That would prove that the
switch probably working right but the capacitor is bad.

If under warranty -- take it back.

Three phase motors don't have any of that 'stuff' which goes bad in single
phase motors. With the advent of less expensive vfds, somebody needs to
come out with a motor/vfd retrofit kit for various lathes for those folks
who are tired of screwing with capacitors and centrifugal switches. That
would also give you the low rpm and reversing which are so sorely needed
on so many Reeves drive equipped lathes.