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Posted on I need your help if you know how lathes are put togeather or what part do i need to fix my lathe

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#1 posted 01-07-2013 10:45 PM

THE parts website calls it an e clip they wanted 3 bucks plus 6 dollars for shipping so i went to lowes and got a bag of them for 2 dollars the clip lasted one turn and popped off. so i went to Fresno Ag a really huge hardware store across town and they had metric hardened clips for 50 cents each they were way harder and 3 times as thick as the lOWES E CLIP I put it on and went back to work. Mind you I have had this lathe like 8-10 years and never a complaint it has always worked great. so i went back to turning when suddenly a poof came from the motor and a smell of something burning i watched it close but finished turning the piece and then i turned off the Lathe now it wont start up at all

i trouble shot the switch it tests good so i went to the motor and call a friend at the electric motor shop they said they would test it for free but that these motors hardly ever go bad and that it was likely a capacitor an 8 dollar part but it has to be soldered on and the joint is huge the want 40 dollars to install the new capacitor and to solder it in an test the motor again to be sure it is good so i said lets do it I will get it back tomorrow no telling what the third issue on the lathe is going to be I just hope no one gets hurt when the next thing breaks.

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