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Nick_R

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213 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: lathe delta help parts

My less than 2 year old Delta 46-460 lathe just stopped working.. I think the motor seized!!tool th

There is power to the brushes, which appear in good shape, but no motor.. It does not turn, make noise or even strain.. nothing nada zip zero.

I took the motor off the lathe and a piece of the magnet fell out!

I went to order a new motor and they want over $400.00 for the replacement..

I only paid $499 for the darn thing.

Anyone know where I could get a replacement motor? maybe a used one?

Thanks…

-- Hope for the best but plan for the worst. - 7 finger Nick :)


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TheDane

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#1 posted 213 days ago

I would check for a local motor repair shop … they may be able to repair or rebuild it for you.

If you do a Google search for ‘electric motor repair’ you may find several in your area.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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Knothead62

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#2 posted 213 days ago

Yep- local motor shop. Or you could match the spec’s and find one from an industrial supplier. $400 for a motor is outrageous- unless you are selling them.

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Avg_Joe

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#3 posted 213 days ago

Oh no… Sorry Nick … I bet this makes it tough on Santa and his elves at the Workshop! :( I especially dislike when things go awry around the holidays! :( Hope you can find a quick and inexpensive local repair! And you can get back to the workshop soon! Merry Christmas!

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JustJoe

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#4 posted 213 days ago

a piece of the magnet fell out! I’m not an electrician, but that doesn’t seem like something that should happen.

That’s a variable speed lathe isn’t it? I’d try and find a cheap electrician on CL first to take a look at it. I thought I’d blown a motor on one of my lathes and it was just the switch busted. If yours is spitting chunks of magnet at you it’s probably not the switch, but if you can get a pro to look at it for $20 you might save some headache/downtime.

If you do need to go the new-motor route, then I always recommend surpluscenter.com
The motors there are all new and cheap.

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blackcherry

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#5 posted 213 days ago

rule of thumb for motor pricing is 100.00 per hp. ie. one hp one hundred dollars and so on…I would check craigslist plenty for sale even cheaper.

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Wildwood

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#6 posted 213 days ago

I would contact Delta before doing anything. Think they should replace it free, minus shipping! You can read exception on-line.

http://www.deltamachinery.com/products/lathes/item/46-460?category_id=5

-- Bill

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TheDane

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#7 posted 213 days ago

Nice catch Bill … these things were sold with a FIVE YEAR warranty.

I should have known that … the 5 year warranty was one of the reasons I bought mine!

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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Nick_R

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#8 posted 213 days ago

Hi everyone.. Thanks for all the advice. The five year warranty is an option but I might have to go through one of the repair outlets which I called. They said it would be 5 weeks before I can get an estimate and IF it is covered. Then repair would be another 5 weeks.

I cannot be without it for that long since I have some work to do and why should any repair/estimate take that kind of time.

So I called Delta and spoke with a rep. They were very nice and helpful and seemed to be sympathetic to my plight. I sent them a picture (which I posted below) and they said they will call me Monday with news whether or not they will send me a replacement directly.

I told them I can replace it myself. I hope they come through.. I will update this post with the info…

If they send me a motor I will be a Delta fan for life.. If they make me wait welll…................

any suggestions for a new lathe?

-- Hope for the best but plan for the worst. - 7 finger Nick :)

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DonFaulk0517

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#9 posted 212 days ago

Let me know how you make out… I’ve had the same Delta for 3 years and it still seems to be working OK, but I’d like to know what to do if it does go.

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lumberjoe

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#10 posted 212 days ago

Could you simply replace the motor?

http://www.grizzly.com/products/Motor-1-HP-Single-Phase-1725-RPM-TEFC-110V-220V/G2532

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Shawn Masterson

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#11 posted 212 days ago

for those that are not fully reading the post, it is a variable speed motor. A standard induction would not perform as intended.

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REO

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#12 posted 212 days ago

DC PM motors are expensive. The right used treadmill motor may work for you. you may have to use your original end bell. can you list the particulars on your motor and supply some more pictures for the mounting?

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Rick M.

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#13 posted 211 days ago

It is a 3/4 HP DC motor, you can’t replace it with an AC motor.

The problem with treadmill motors is they are not designed to mount the same way otherwise you could give yourself a big upgrade in HP.

I would really push them on the motor swap idea.

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Avg_Joe

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#14 posted 210 days ago

10 weeks …. That is too long! Hope Delta is in the Christmas Spirit and sends a new one soon! Merry Christmas Nick !

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Nick_R

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#15 posted 210 days ago

Thanks Joe! Merry Christmas

-- Hope for the best but plan for the worst. - 7 finger Nick :)

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