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MrUnix

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#1 posted 11-09-2018 09:59 PM

The capacitor is pretty easy to test with a multi-meter in resistance mode to verify it’s bad. But, if it is your start cap – you can still use your lathe until a replacement is found… you will just have to manually give the motor a bump to start it up. The same symptom could also be caused by a faulty centrifugal switch however, typically because the contacts are not closing due to sawdust or other crud wedged in there.

What are your symptoms?

Cheers,
Brad

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