Model #10323070 CRAFTSMAN Lathe

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Q:

Motor and step pulley for sears lathe

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Definitely having to do repairs yourself can be a challenge to help in determining if you have the right part I would suggest visiting Sears parts direct.com where you can view a diagram of all parts still available for your Appliance. I have attached a link below. Hope it helps!

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Priscilla V -
September 12, 2011
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I checked sears parts but I assume that motor was an option as none were listed. It is a very old lathe so there is very little still available at sears. I just need a HP & RPM etc so I can purchase motor locally

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Jerry -
September 12, 2011
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Thank you for your question on the lathe.

The step pulley is the exact reverse of the one on the lathe.

It is installed on the 1725 1/2 hp. motor in the reverse position as one on the lathe and the sheaves are aligned for the step belt speed changes.

I hope this will help.

Sam A.

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Sam A -
Sears Technician
September 13, 2011
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Thank you! In this age of instant communcations it still comes down to finding the right person with the answers. I am tryiny to ressurect this lathe to repay a friend for his kindness! Again many thanks Jerry

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Jerry -
September 13, 2011
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where do I plug in the potentiometer on a craftsman lathe?

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I understand how important it is for you to have the proper directions on how to install a part so that you do not damage or brake any parts. While you are waiting for an expert answer, I recomend you look in your owners manual for more information about your problem. I found a link in where you can enter your model number and your owners manual will pop up: http://www.managemylife.com/mmh/owner_manuals. I also managed to find another link that will provide you with more information about your problem: http://www.xomba.com/craftsman_103_23070_wood_lathe. I hope my link is useful.

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Joseph P. -
October 25, 2010
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thanks Joseph, I tried the first one already, it's an exploded view of the machine, but not electrical stuff. The second looks interesting, but still, not what I need, but thanks anyway.

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MosquitoToes -
October 25, 2010
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I am mistaken, the spot that looks like it may be the spot is labeled "GND". Upon closer inspection, the plug end of the small fan appears to be the same as that of the potentiometer, but again, can't seem to find where it goes. The fan works, so I wonder if I can just unplug it and put the potentiometer in its place?

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MosquitoToes -
October 25, 2010
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Thank you for your question.

I can understand your concern as to where to plug this connector into your speed control board.

  • I took a picture of the board with the back cover of the lathe head removed to make it easier to see where to plug the POT wire harness into.

  • I apologize for the blurry picture. I could not seem to get it any better.

I hope this will help.

Thank you for using Manage My Life.

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Sam A -
Sears Technician
October 26, 2010
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aah HA! I thought I might have to remove the back cover, I could barely see a potential site to plug it in, thank you very much, I will give it a try later today and see if I did it right.

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MosquitoToes -
October 26, 2010
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It works!! Thanks Sam. Now, one more question, are there any parts that should be cleaned and lubricated before I put all this back together? I'm going to vacuum out all of the dust, is there anything else I should do or know before I start working?

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MosquitoToes -
October 26, 2010
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Just be careful not to damage any of the components on the board. I have found that air pressure works best even though it creates a dust cloud. Be aware of the fact that if you over amp the control board it will shut down. This can happen if you are turning a large piece at low rpm. If this happens turn the pot to the off position and then turn the main switch off and back on and then the pot switch back on. Sometimes you may have to do it a couple of times for the control board to reset itself. There are not any lubrication points inside this area. Happy turning.

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Sam A -
Sears Technician
October 26, 2010
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