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Forum topic by indychip posted 06-07-2013 12:44 PM 724 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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indychip

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06-07-2013 12:44 PM

While turning some bottle stoppers yesterday on my Delta 46-250 midi lathe, the motor sparked and the started to smoke. I turned it off waited a few minutes, turned it back on and it started spinning in reverse. Pretty strange since its not supposed to be reversible. Time for a new motor I guess. The problem is this motor had been discontinued by Delta. I have checked several parts websites with no luck. Can someone direct me to a place I might be able to find a replacement motor? Thanks


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#1 posted 06-07-2013 12:53 PM

surpluscenter.com might.
If it started running backwards the capacitor might be fried, not the motor. That’s a cheaper, easier fix.

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#2 posted 06-07-2013 01:47 PM

Indy call an electric motor place and see what they charge to look at it. As JustJoe pointed out it may just be the capacitor which is inexpensive. Google search test a capacitor and troubleshoot if you have a meter. Some electric motor companies have charts on there web sites that cross reference different motors to a there motors.

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