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    "only to find out my 220 wiring int he garage was 3 strand, so now have 4 strand, still have to install it..."

    Um, the motor in the machine right now (and you are correct, not the original motor) is three phase.

    If you don't have three phase power in your garage, then you need to take an alternate approach.

    either

    1) rotary converter or

    2) VFD unit.

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    checked the wiring, it is set up for 220 as in figure #4 post, 3 sets 2, 1 set 3wires, i am thinking it did work before at some time, and i have never heard of a motor going bad, just dirty or brushes replaced. but the woodworking plug makes me think maybe they were running it on 440 with the 220 config hence the amps to turn it without a magnetic starter... but i am not an electrical major, so maybe i am just dumb or something. i found some other stuff wrong in the back too, one of the bolts on the alignment table for the motor was missing and they just stuffed a piece of wood inbetween the motor and the wall, must have been shaky as all get out and loud too, all for a 22cent nut available at the hardware store.

    but i am out of money for the moment, and i can't get the motor to turn over, i was thinking i could remap the wires but i don't have a multi-meter at the moment.

    when i got the lathe i found mud on the back, so i am thinking someone salvaged it from a junk yard, and the rust would lead me to believe it was outside at least for a while.

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    so am i correct in assuming i need the 3 phase for the 'high low' shift knob to work or can i replace the motor with a single phase 2hp 220v and still have that lever work? stuff to think about when i am picking out a motor.

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    "i have never heard of a motor going bad, just dirty or brushes replaced.:

    They do go bad, but I don't think yours is. No brushes in a 3 phase motor.

    "but the woodworking plug" You have stated "turnex woodworking plug" Turnex is a brand, most are compatible with the NEMA Twist Lock. They are used on many applications besides wood working.

    "maybe they were running it on 440 with the 220 config" Not likely! That motor will be drawing 10+ amps if powered by 480 but connected for 240, and burning up in 5 min or so, or tripping the overloads in 1-2 min. There are 2 heaters in the manual starter and you can see what heater number is, then check the chart inside the cover of the manual starter. Should be sized for 4+ amps for 240 Volts and 2+ amps for 480. You should verify the motor wire numbers of the 3 wire connection, should be 4,5,6.

    " hence the amps to turn it without a magnetic starter" I have no clue what you are trying to say.

    " i can't get the motor to turn over" Have you tried with the white wire not connected to the motor?

    " i was thinking i could remap the wires" You don't need a meter to verify that it is correctly connected for 240 Volts.

    "so am i correct in assuming i need the 3 phase for the 'high low' shift knob to work" No you need the OEM motor that is 2 speed (and hard to find), or run the existing motor with a VFD.

    "can i replace the motor with a single phase 2hp 220v and still have that lever work?" Short answer is NO.

    Bill


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