DGear74 wrote:Maintenance, speed control, headstock
Bought a used mark v, 1979 was the year or manufacture I believe. I was trying to clean up the inside of the headstock and fix a sticky speed control and took the speed control off...not according to the instructions (this was before I realized the wealth of information out there about the machines). The speed control doesn’t turn easily, I had to really crank on it to turn. It shouldn’t be like that right? Should I replace that part?
Should I go ahead and take apart the whole headstock to clean and lubricate? The machine was kept outside and only turned on three times by the guy I bought it from. It runs, but flipped breakers a couple times. Thanks for the help.
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