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elektra beckum 315

Oring very slow

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Chris Williams 1108/11/2016 07:54:35
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hi I bought an elektra beckum 315 over a year ago and it has been working fine but over the last few days it starts very slowly with the blade turning at approx ten times slower than it should.

After a short while it starts getting quicker and then full speed, but yesterday it goes slow and will not go to full speed.

I removed the blade and cleaned all dust and debris out but still no improvement

Can anyone suggested a fix or diagnose an issue that needs repairing

Many thanks in advance

Chris

Paul Bodiam08/11/2016 12:56:52
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Sounds like the starter capacitor on the motor is on its way out.

Here is a link that explains what a starting capacitor does: **LINK**

If you are comfortable with working with electrickery, this is comething that you can fix yourself - you can get replacements from eBay (other online traders are available) for a few quid - just make sure you get one that matches both the *rating* and physical dimensions of the one you take off your motor.

Otherwise a local electrician should be able to help you out.

Where are you located? If anywhere near me (North East Hampshire) I'd be happy to help for the price of a really good cuppa.

John F05/12/2016 09:15:47
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If it is the condenser I would recommend you contact Transwave (aka power capacitors), advert on this site. I had a problem wit the drive on my Emco lathe and was quoted a huge (can't remember prcicely but it was in the order of £40-50 ) price from the importers for a condenser, got two from Transwave for less than a tenner ! Excellent company in my opinion.

Edited By John F on 05/12/2016 09:20:46

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