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dadof429/04/2012 18:43:37
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hi everyone, first time time to join a forumsmiley, was lucky to get hold of a kity k5 which has been stood for some time, give her a good bit of tlc, and switched it on, motor ran yippee, cut a few bits softwood no problem switched it off, 5 mins later tried to switch it on again, nothing, got me baffled, can anyone help

Simon Reeves30/04/2012 13:14:43
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Hi and welcome to the forum.

At the risk of stating the obvious, does the machine have power? I would start with the basics, but there are lots of possibilities....

If you used its own NVR switch to turn it on, but then turned it off at the wall, the NVR switch will have disconnected the power, so all you need is to turn it on using this switch.

The fuse may have blown, which is easy to check using a basic multimeter, but if it has, then you should ask why (e.g. a short or other fault further down the line). You could also check that the NVR switch is working properly with a meter, but only if you know what you're doing - if not, get a qualified electrician to do it.

Don't know the machine, but are there any mechanical interlocks that need to be in place, or microswitches that operate (or that could have been dislodged somehow by the first bit of cutting?

You may be really unlucky and have a dead motor!frown

I'm sure someone will give you better advice, but good luck.


paul wagstaffe30/04/2012 13:51:27
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I have to agree with the above, start at the plug and work back with a meter, it don't sound like a burnt out motor because it would smoke and smell bad! Good luck and let us know how you get on!


daveO30/04/2012 17:13:53
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hi and welcome

I'm sure the guys are right and if its found to be the fuse I would check the rating plate, because although I dont know the machine in question I would of thought it would require a 16 amp supply


dadof405/05/2012 11:12:43
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hi guys, thanks for the good advise, had a hunch it might just be the switch simply because of the age and where it had been stood (outside under some tarp)crying. so managed to aquire one and some new cable, went online to get some fitting instructions (got to love the internet).

bit the bullet, fitted new switch and cable, and plugged her in. stood by the switch with bated breath and a few nerves, turned the switch cheekysuccess, runs like a dream. it fact you say, she purrs like a kity lolwink

thanks again all,

all i need now is to find somewhere that supplies spares lol as there is still a few minor things to sort. will post some pics when shes back to her best.

stewart gallacher29/06/2012 09:45:55
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Hi you guys - I'm new to this lark and find a long standing problem seeking spares for my Kity5 combi woodworker. Its given fab service but now the belt that drives the thicknesser entry roller has died. I tried Kity U.K. for spares twice but got no response. Anyone there have ideas for Kity spares suppliers?


daveO29/06/2012 17:28:18
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Hi and welcome

simply take your existing belt to a local supplier (they usually deal in belts , bearings etc) and they will match the size and length - no need for makers parts

hope that helps



John Shepherd 230/12/2013 11:04:12
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Hi everyone,

I am considering buying a Kity K5 quite reasonably priced.... reasonably priced as it is missing the spindle cutters and the parallal table saw fence...

Is there anyway to get spares of that nature for the K5?

Many thanks in advance for your replies....


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