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Thread: My ford lathe problem!
24/12/2018 08:43:26

Hi Robbo. Pleased to hear you are feeling better! Yes, this switch looks exactly like mine. Is this switch surplus to your requirements and if so are you prepepared to sell.... and how much? I’m in Devon so it would have to be a postal job.

Regards, John

22/12/2018 20:35:14

Thanks Les. I'm sure that Robbie has identified the problem for me and I'm thinking that a replacement switch is going to have to be the answer. The coil failure makes sense to me as there didn't seem to be a mechanical lock on the positioning of the switch. Once Christmas is over I will contact the supplier that Simon suggested unless the one on Robbo's shelf is available.

Can I thank everyone who has responded... I've been genuinely amazed by the generosity of your time and expertise! I think this is a 'solved' issue but I will return if I still have problems.

BW John.

22/12/2018 19:10:25

Thank you Grizzly Bear! MrsV is learning so much this afternoon!

22/12/2018 19:09:22

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22/12/2018 18:35:55

Hi Robbo, this sounds exactly the issues I'm having! I have a picture but (even with Mrs V's help!) I cannot upload it to this site. If you could give me an email address I can send the picture, but I don't know if that's something people do on these forums and if it's an inappropriate suggestion.. I apologise!

The unused one on your shelf... is it for sale?

BW, John

22/12/2018 14:31:12

Hi Les, if I hold the switch in either forward or reverse, the motor will continue to run, once I release it it 'springs' back to the central, off position. I looked at the Krauser and Namier catalogue online and the X appears to relate to a 'power failure release' component of the switch.

22/12/2018 13:59:00

Hi again. Yes, I'm at loss to know why this might be happening because lathe was running fine and then switched its self off. As soon as I release the switch it turns off. I've tried, unsuccessfully, to load a picture of the switch. It doesn't look quite like any of the link pictures sent by Les, it does have A401 printed on top of the block? Like you, I'm left scratching my head..but thanks for your support!

BW John

22/12/2018 10:40:44

Hi Brian, thanks for your prompt response. Yes, the lathe was working perfectly until I turned it on after returning from a hospital stay (!)

Regards, John

22/12/2018 09:25:57

Hi guys, currently recently retired and undertaking Allchin 1.5 build. My problem.... my Myford lathe switched itself off, will restart in both forward and reverse but refuses to stay running, switch reverts to off position. The current switch from single phase supply is.a Kraus and Naimer CA 10x. Please can anyone help? Is the switch the problem? If so, can anyone suggest a reasonably priced replacement? Thank you

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