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Default Jet 1442 Problem

"Long Ranger" wrote in message
Capacitor start motors are notorious for tripping GFI receptacles.
GFI receptacles are typically designated for use with portable hand held
tools, which a lathe is not.

On what do you base those statements? Where have you seen restrictions on
the type of loads that can be run from a GFCI?

It sounds like your motor incorporates a centrifigal switch which is not
opening because it is worn out or fused together, or full of crud.

That could trip a circuit breaker due to over current, but it won't trip a
GFCI circuit, as it is not a "ground fault".

Ben Miller
Benjamin D. Miller, PE