Delta Planer Doesn't Turn OFF

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Forum topic by Parabola posted 03-26-2019 03:11 AM 222 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-26-2019 03:11 AM

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So my delta planer stays on when powered – the switch is ineffective. It’s an older 62-185. I’m pretty green when it comes to diagnosing these, but i’m taking a guess the switch is stuck in the closed position. Any pointers before I start tearing it apart and ordering new parts? Thank you in advance. Pictures for reference…

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#1 posted 03-26-2019 03:22 AM

Assuming that it’s wired correctly and worked previously – just replace the switch. I personally would test the switch first with an ohmmeter/continuity meter to verify it’s bad, but that probably isn’t really needed in this case.


PS: Delta catalog #62-185 is motor (the one in the picture is #62-176), not the whole machine. The planer catalog number should be a 22-XXX type, such as 22-650, 22-651, 22-660, etc…

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#2 posted 03-28-2019 03:58 AM

Thank you – that was very helpful. I definitely wasn’t sure about the naming convention.

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#3 posted 03-28-2019 04:10 AM

Do you have an electronic supply shop locally? Can always unscrew and bring it in. While waiting for a replacement can also unplug completely soak/spray in solvent or cleaner like simple green overnight, then flip switch back and forth a bunch of times and let dry. What usually happens is carbon buildup from the arc causes issues with the contacts or little spring loaded “arm”

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