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Old 03-18-2018, 09:33 PM
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Default Lathe Motor just went up in smoke

Well started using the lathe today and 10 minuets in to it the motor started smoking thought it was a belt first but no just my luck the motor was smoking.....

So disgusted with this machine rite now I feel like junking it....
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Old 03-18-2018, 10:03 PM
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Old 03-18-2018, 10:16 PM
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That sucks!
Yeah, big time; but it's an unfortunate reality when you're playing with tools and equipment.

What lathe? Compared to some lathe parts a motor is relatively easy to replace...
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Old 03-18-2018, 10:27 PM
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Well started using the lathe today and 10 minuets in to it the motor started smoking thought it was a belt first but no just my luck the motor was smoking.....

So disgusted with this machine rite now I feel like junking it....
A motor is usually easy to replace. Don't junk it if the rest of the lathe is in OK condition. The motor on my lathe has recently started acting up some so expect it will need replacement. A couple of times I have had to hand turn it to get it started.
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Old 03-19-2018, 12:45 AM
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Well totally my fault I should of got it hook and running when I got it home but circumstances and time created a few months span before doing so.

when I picked it up was supposed to have been a repaired machine and in good working condition and it seems it is got some issues not including the motor so at this point I'm just not sure what I will do with it.
I guess ill call triple R electric in the morning and give them the data plate info and see what it will cost to have the motor rewound/Rebuilt verses buying a new or used motor.

But I'm going to start looking for a southbend to replace it with...
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Old 03-19-2018, 04:31 AM
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Take a break,
Then take a closer look maybe you just smoked a Capacitor or a shorting wire.
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Old 03-19-2018, 10:47 AM
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Well totally my fault I should of got it hook and running when I got it home but circumstances and time created a few months span before doing so.

when I picked it up was supposed to have been a repaired machine and in good working condition and it seems it is got some issues not including the motor so at this point I'm just not sure what I will do with it.
I guess ill call triple R electric in the morning and give them the data plate info and see what it will cost to have the motor rewound/Rebuilt verses buying a new or used motor.

But I'm going to start looking for a southbend to replace it with...
Post a pic of the motor and data plate here. Got a lot of people here than can help with the diagnosis.
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Old 03-19-2018, 11:13 AM
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Post a pic of the motor and data plate here. Got a lot of people here than can help with the diagnosis.

Ill have to get it moverd out to where i can see it.... an work on it was starting to build me some equipment skates when it smoked so ill have to recruit some muscle today....
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Old 03-19-2018, 11:43 AM
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As long as it is not a custom fit special motor it should not be much of a problem. Small motors under ten Hp. just scrounge and replace.
Weird or custom mount it is usually more cost effective to repair.
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