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Patrick McGrath
Film Handler

Posts: 97
From: Huntington Beach, CA
Registered: Jul 2008

 - posted April 17, 2013 01:57 PM      Profile for Patrick McGrath   Email Patrick McGrath   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I finally picked up the Sound 8 machine from ebay.
After a good cleanup and some testing, everything seems to be running good.
There is one issue however. It runs slow.
I noticed a couple of resistors(caps)attached to the motor and thought maybe they went bad. Although if they were bad wouldn't it run fast?
Anyway, obviously I don't know.
Anybody have any experience with these machines?

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Pete Richards
Master Film Handler

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From: Australia
Registered: Sep 2010

 - posted April 17, 2013 08:31 PM      Profile for Pete Richards   Email Pete Richards   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
If it is a single phase AC motor, then a dodgy capacitor could cause a drop in the motor's performance, is the motor unusually noisy?
Either way, capacitors that old are quite possibly out of spec, and cheap and easy to replace. I'd replace them anyway and see if it solves the problem.

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