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Forum topic by Mike789 posted 05-01-2016 06:22 PM 612 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-01-2016 06:22 PM

I just was given an Excelsior mini lathe from my wife as a wedding anniversary gift. I went to set it up today and turned it on to test it out and the head spindle will not turn. I checked the belt tension and that seems right. I can turn the head spindle by hand although it feels tight. Does anyone know if there is something I need to loosen or do to get this thing working?


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#1 posted 05-01-2016 10:15 PM

Don’t know, the motor is turning?
Could a pulley be so loose it is just spinning?

-- We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them. Albert Einstein

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#2 posted 05-02-2016 11:12 AM

You need to tell us if motor hums, or does nothing. Is there a reset button? Would check house circuit breaker or fuse and plug socket to make sure everything there working. If still no joy, would take lathe back to store if new.

-- Bill

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