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by lpollett
Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Possible Solution to RPS 0 error
Replies: 6
Views: 8285

Re: Possible Solution to RPS 0 error

Thank You.
by lpollett
Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Possible Solution to RPS 0 error
Replies: 6
Views: 8285

Re: Possible Solution to RPS 0 error

Good question about dust collection. Yes, I use dust collection. In fact, because much of what I do, requires me to go between table saw, jointer and planer (on its own power stand), I have a system with blast gates at each tool. The blast gates are wired with micro switches that turn on the dust co...
by lpollett
Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: How to Resolve a RPS State Error 0
Replies: 47
Views: 81380

Re: How to Resolve a RPS State Error 0

That is the email address they give while waiting on hold for customer support to answer. And I have been given that address in the past when talking to someone at SS. I have posted a new thread that outlines the steps in resolving the problem, so someone else doesn't have to spend hours on the phon...
by lpollett
Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Possible Solution to RPS 0 error
Replies: 6
Views: 8285

Possible Solution to RPS 0 error

After dealing with my rps 0 this past week, I learned a lot, and have a possible solution for everyone dealing this this issue. As you know, there are optical sensors on a small circuit board under the fan on the rear of the motor. As dust accumulates on these sensors, it finally gets thick enough t...
by lpollett
Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: How to Resolve a RPS State Error 0
Replies: 47
Views: 81380

Re: How to Resolve a RPS State Error 0

Yes and Yes. The email address they provide for tech support is catreq@shopsmith.com. My emails have always gone unanswered. Since Customer Care doesn't answer, it's kinda hard to schedule an appointment. But fortunately, thanks to scanning online postings, I knew what to look for and finally solved...
by lpollett
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: How to Resolve a RPS State Error 0
Replies: 47
Views: 81380

Re: How to Resolve a RPS State Error 0

I'm working to resolve rps 0. I appreciate the informative and helpful posts. I was wondering how to reach someone at Shopsmith. They don't answer the phone, nor do they return phone call messages, and I have yet to ever receive a response to an email sent to the tech support email address. The last...
by lpollett
Sun Nov 25, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: PowerPro Idler Shaft Bearing Knock
Replies: 9
Views: 11468

Re: PowerPro Idler Shaft Bearing Knock

OK. I finally got around to pull out my drive sleeve assembly. One bearing was bad. i took the assembly to a local shop, and they replaced the bad bearing for me. (In and out the same day.) After reassembly, all is good.

Thanks to all who offered suggestions.

Lyle
by lpollett
Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: PowerPro Idler Shaft Bearing Knock
Replies: 9
Views: 11468

Re: PowerPro Idler Shaft Bearing Knock

Thank you. I plan to pull it apart before the weekend and see what I find.
Lyle
by lpollett
Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: PowerPro Idler Shaft Bearing Knock
Replies: 9
Views: 11468

Re: PowerPro Idler Shaft Bearing Knock

I'm not sure what you are referring to. Is there a set screw on the drive sleeve? Would i have to remove that sleeve to see the set screw?

Thanks

Lyle
by lpollett
Mon Oct 29, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: PowerPro Idler Shaft Bearing Knock
Replies: 9
Views: 11468

Re: PowerPro Idler Shaft Bearing Knock

Thank you for your suggestions. With the help of a mechanic friend, we did the "stethoscope" method of isolating where the bearing knock is coming from. We found the noise was coming from the main drive shaft. I will attempt to post a picture showing the exact location. And also a short vi...