Harbor freight mini lathe help!

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    oregonsteam

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    My harbor freight mini lathe spindle suddenly turns free as the motor is running. I took of the end panel and no gears appear broken. How do you get to the spindle that holds the chuck? I think a pin might have sheared off. Thanks!


    Mike
     
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    rake60

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    Does your mini lathe have the H/L gear shift lever on the back side of the machine?

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    I have seen things go wrong with that in the past.

    Rick
     
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    oregonsteam

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    I took the lathe apart, and found the hi/lo gear in pieces. It was a little tricky getting it apart, but I ordered the new gear today, and hopefully I will be able to get it back together in a week or so.


    Mike
     

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