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Just got my 9-j hooked up today. I think my x axis is reversed? Because of the stop dogs is this possible?
 

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X axis direction?

Got my 9-j wired up and running today but it seems that the x axis power feed is running backward because of the stop dogs. Is this possible? What's the cure ??
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not familiar with that machine, but does it possibly have a tumbler reverse switch for the feed?

I will take this one step further - are you sure the motor turns in the 'right' direction (spindle is turning CCW)?
 

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That helps some!! With my forward -reverse spindle switch in forward the spindle turns clockwise. If in reverse position it turns cc clockwise. The previous owner replaced the reversing switch. If I run the spindle in reverse the table feeds in the right direction. I kinda. Think I have the motor wired wrong and the previous owner wired the reversing switch backward!!! Hope this helps explain. What's going on


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That helps some!! With my forward -reverse spindle switch in forward the spindle turns clockwise. If in reverse position it turns cc clockwise. The previous owner replaced the reversing switch. If I run the spindle in reverse the table feeds in the right direction. I kinda. Think I have the motor wired wrong and the previous owner wired the reversing switch backward!!! Hope this helps explain. What's going on


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yup. that's what it seems to be.

when the spindle turns CCW, the carriage feed should be right --> left.

sounds like the motor/FWD-REV switch are wired in reverse. reverse wires, and it should clear the problem.
 

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When the spindle is turning ccw should the forward switch say forward or reverse ?
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Ummm.......I think a little clarification might be in order here. Since I'm not familiar with what a 9-J is, it would help to know whether it is a lathe or a mill. I think from Sruffy's posts referencing the "table" it is probably a mill.

From PurpleLev's posts I believe he is under the impression that it's a lathe.

Makes a big difference when you're talking spindle direction, etc.

Can you tell us exactly what machine you have so we can hopefully help?

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9-j. Gorton milling machine
 

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Problems solved!!!

Reversed motor that made table feed right

Switched wires in spindle reversing switch

Everything is right now switch says forward and spindle is turning cw and table feeds right

Thanks for all the knowledge and help

Scruffy
 

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Scruffy,

Something does not sound right.

The way the 9-J's are wired up, the feed motor is not wired up to the spindle switch. It should be a separate connection and switch. The feed motor should be turning the same direction regardless the direction of the spindle motor.

I know the 9-J's are a very complicated nightmare of contactors, interlocks, and wiring for the old two speed motors, but the feed motor always had its own contactor/starter. Sounds like someone took the easy way out and rewired the mill using only one of the speeds on the spindle motor and tied in the feed motor to the spindle motor, so it runs when the spindle motor runs.

Is this what it getting out of this?
 

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No the feed drives do not run with spindle

When I hooked up roc I had 2 wires switched causing feeds to be reversed

I switched 2 of the 3 feeds power feeds going right direction now

Previous owner had replaced spindle reversing switch.

I switched 2 wires in reversing switch. Now every thing works as it should

Thanks scruffy. Btw. It is a beast
 
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