View single post by Keinokuorma
 Posted: Wed Aug 30th, 2006 08:22 pm
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etherhuffer wrote: Oh, nearly forgot, how do you tell if the commutator is toast or not? 
The commutator can be ohm-metered out: Opposite lamels, pair by pair, should be quite even readings. If your machine runs slow and unsteady with a murmur and cat-piss like smell, some winding may be smoking. That can be in the field winding too.

Repairing a burnt winding perhaps isn't a job to be done at home. It takes some motor knowledge, expertise, tools, and nerve, as well as a place where you can bake the lacquer on the new winding without ruining marital bliss.

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