LumberJocks

Reply by Alex Lane

  • Advertise with us

Posted on Powermatic 66 magnetic starter problems

View Alex Lane's profile

Alex Lane

575 posts in 4772 days


#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.

Cheers,
Brad

- 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!

-- Alex...builder of wooden wings for vintage sport biplanes...I'm your wingman :)


DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com