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Thread: Problem with Axminster Woodturning Lathe
29/12/2019 17:40:06

The switch box is super clean and all the connections look solid. I need to dig out my multimeter and check whether there is any issues with the switches though. There is a centrifugal switch but it looks OK with no marks or charring on it. The motor itself looks really dirty though with a lot of wood dust inside the casing, I haven't tried to take it apart yet but will try to vacuum it out as best I can, as I'm not sure how easy it will be to take the whole thing to pieces.

Don't really want to spend money on an electrician until I've tried everything I can.

29/12/2019 13:48:13

Many thanks Derek. I'll try that and see what happens.

28/12/2019 20:47:43

I have just been given a 20 year old APTC M950 lathe. All seems to be in good order and the lathe turns manually without any issues and the belt looks almost new.

However, when I press the starter button the lathe momentarily begins to turn but then almost immediately my fuse box trips (my workshop runs a high powered welder without issue so I don't think it draws too much power).

Anyone got any ideas where I start to fix this ?

Thanks for any help.

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