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Posted on Help! My vintage lathe motor starts smoking and leaking oil after 15-20 sec of use.

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#1 posted 10-20-2018 06:25 PM

So… here it is, 2 months later, and I finally was able to work on the motor. I got a replacement capacitor and installed it yesterday, and she was running beautifully, for about 5 minutes. Then she started smoking again with oil coming from the capacitor housing. This time I did some serious investigating. I think I found the issue…

With some elbow grease, and most of my night, I got her all cleaned up. Still a little apprehensive due to my lack of expertise on this subject. Do you guys think it’ll work?

-- Rusty, Wichita, Kansas

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