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Alex Lane

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#1 posted 12-30-2017 03:55 PM

Just to make sure – did you push in the manual reset (red button at bottom) to make sure it wasn t tripped? Also, is there a control voltage transformer (not the coil)? Symptoms sounds like you lost control voltage, since it will work when manually engaged.


- MrUnix

I think Brad has a good suggestion. I feel your pain! Had an old 3 phase bandsaw with the same problem on a similar control. I could manually push up the contactor to make it start. I never actually addressed the issue though, since I was converting to single phase. I merely bought a single phase motor and new switch, and put the old motor and control in a box on the shelf. Probably needs the control transformer replaced but I was sick of messing with it. Laziness prevailed lol. Since yours is already single phase it’s probably worth the effort to get the control fixed or replaced. That’s a really nice saw!

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