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    Warco Lathe

    Hi All, thought I would start a thread about the Warco Lathe, a version of the Chinese made lathe that is sold in the UK. I've had a Warco WM240B from new for some years now and all has been fine, then last week I switched it off and could not switch it back on.

    I pulled the panel off and did some basic measurements of continuity with a DVM, but what shocked me most was the rats nest of wires:

    Warco Lathe-warco240b-switch-001.jpg

    After messing around I rewired the machine with a simple NVR switch

    Warco Lathe-warco240b-switch-007.jpg

    What is most interesting is that I now get an instant on and the machine doesn't hesitate - there must have been an issue with the original wiring as it would start and then after a few 10s of seconds it would shudder.

    I also did some basic diagrams of the wiring for a capacitor start / capacitor run induction machine that might help some people:
    Switch Failure on Warco WM240B –

    I will add some more posts about this lathe to this thread.

    Cheers, Nigel

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