|Forum topic by buzzard01||posted 12-03-2015 04:19 PM||428 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
12-03-2015 04:19 PM
I have a Grizzly G0456 wood lathe. I know its not a top of the line model but I have enjoyed having it in my shop. I think the motor in it is starting to act up a bit. I have noticed an occasional hot electrical smell and just have the suspicion that it might be getting ready to crap out. This bothers me because this is the one part of the year that I can spend some time in the garage using it. I contacted Grizzly about ordering a spare motor for it and they said that it was back-ordered. OK… SO… I asked them if they could provide the basic motor specs to see if I could find a replacement locally. Grizzly responded with “Unfortunately, we cannot provide any information regarding the motor, as we do not have a motor in stock to measure and have no schematic drawings.”
First off, this shocks the me. I have worked in an industrial business for many years. I can’t imagine one of my manufacturers saying that they don’t have schematics for one of their products.
So, I was just hoping someone in the community might have had a similar problem and located the motor specs while repairing their machine. And yes, If my motor finally craps out for good then I will tear apart the headstock and remove my motor. I just don’t want to mess with doing that while it still runs.
Thanks for any help