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Forum topic by Mark posted 09-04-2018 11:09 PM 1546 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Mark

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09-04-2018 11:09 PM

Afternoon folks. As it says in the title I have a 5 yr old General 25-200 Midi lathe. So I had a 3-3 1/2” slice off a Cherry tree stump. Rough turned it to about 1 1/2”. Turned it at low speed as it was so unbalanced. Left it for about a month. Loaded it into the chuck, made sure everything was cleared, hit the start button. I forgot to check the speed setting. The lathe fired up right away at about 1000rpm and started shaking like it was the end of the world. I hit the switch and she stopped. Now its dead in the water. Power lite is lit. Thermal relay appears to be intact. (not tripped) I opened op the electronics box…everything looks ok. Spindle and chuck turn freely. It just won’t go. Any thoughts or suggestions would be great.
Thanks.
Mark.

-- Mark


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#1 posted 09-05-2018 02:32 AM

Only two simple things I can think of to check Mark. If I ever hit the E stop (my grandson did it!) I have to pull and twist on it to get it off. Only other thing I’ve had to do a couple times is push the reset button that’s inside the speed control box. You being an electrician know more about this stuff than me.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#2 posted 09-05-2018 05:41 AM

Thank you for your reply John. 1st. I didn’t know there was a reset inside the box. Defiantly be looking for that in the AM. 2nd. E Stop? That’s another new one. I thought it was just your basic plastic key on off safety switch.

-- Mark

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#3 posted 09-05-2018 05:44 AM

Hey John. We’re you talking about the thermal cut out on the top of the controller. If so that is still engaged.

-- Mark

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