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 Posted: Fri Oct 23rd, 2020 02:09 pm
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Kevin Williams

 

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Alex Rushing wrote: All to common a story for these Westy fans. All you have to do it nick the windings a little and it'll cascade burn the insulation off.


Could be, if there is than it must have been me. Also, when I was fighting the stater out with that hammer and pin, the laminations warped, which certainly flexed everything attached to it, which might have micro-cracked the brittle candy coating of ancient wire enamel all over the place; hence the slow death. It got hot in the first tests, than it smoked up in the last one.