First off because this is my first tech post I will just say thank you in advance for any help offered...
Now on to business. I have a Shoptask 3in1 that I picked up about 7 years ago for a killer price. But I will make the long story short and spare you all the boring details about that. The mill spent some time in storage and after getting it back together I was having some issues getting it working correctly, (every time I started the machine one of the capacitors would explode). So I bit the bullet and had the lathe motor taken to a shop and the guy there checked things over and got it back up and running for me in one direction, which is fine for now I donâ€™t really need a reversible lathe at the moment. So the other day I had need of the mill and decided that I had one working motor then I could mirror that one to get the mill working again... needless to say I had to swap the lathe motor to the mill to get it working again. The motor ran however it acts like it is on a push button, it turns on and spins up, then turns off until the rpmâ€™s come down to about half then turns on again and then repeats the cycle. I donâ€™t think there is a centrifugal switch in this motor but I havenâ€™t taken the end cover off to verify yet.
Any input from some experience would be appreciated. Right now I would just like to be able to use either the lathe or the mill without having to swap the motor from one to the other. I will post some pick of the wiring diagram that came with the mill once I get home and have a chance to scan it so for now please bare with the pics of how the machine is set up..
Again thank you for your help.
The little mill/lathe combo
The motor that i got back from repair that is working fine.
The mill motor that isnt working so great sitting next to the lathe motor that is working fine. (Sorry I didnt realize it was so blury, I will try to get a better pic tonight)