Atlas/Craftsman 12x36" lathe...questions

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Jason280

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Ran into an interesting issue with the lathe today, I can only get the power feed to feed in the reverse direction. The half nut appears to be engaging, but doesn't want to feed forward towards the chuck. It will feed all day in reverse, so not sure how to troubleshoot.

Any suggestions?
 

markba633csi

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Whatever broke the half-nut lever (in your first posting) couldn't have been good for the mechanism behind it- the problem is likely there
 

Jason280

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The leadscrew is turning both directions, so the problem is in the apron...may end up pulling the apron again to inspect the half nut.
 
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