Cluasing 5913 variable speed problem
Hello everyone: this is my first post. I've lurked on here for some time, but have always been able to have my questions answered by searching previous threads.
I have a Clausing 5913 that originally had the round master cylinder. I replaced it with the newer square master cylinder because the variable speed wouldn't hold a setting from 400 to 700 rpm--it will stay at 360 (52) rpm all day long. I was certain that all of the air was out of the hydraulic system, as I had full range of travel with the pulley sheaves.
Well, after installing the new square master cylinder and getting to the point where I feel that all of the air has been bled out of the system, I have the exact same problem!!
Is my problem an indication that there is air in the system or should I look somewhere else? The VS pulleys begin to move as soon as you apply pressure to the speed control, so I feel that the air in the system is a non-issue--or am I wrong about this?
This lathe had been sitting dormant for many years, and when I purchased it, I rebuilt the entire VS system--bearings, bushings, clutch and brake, etc., except for the round master cylinder (with unknown condition of seals) and had everything working fine. The problem of not holding a speed surfaced later.
The square master cylinder that I installed was used--I replaced the three seals and the hardcoat on the piston is in execllent shape.
Any suggestions or help would be greatly appreciated.
Last edited by badger red; 03-26-2012 at 07:55 PM.
Well, the clock spring assembly underneath the control hub was the culprit. One additional turn clockwise fixed the problem!! Thanks Webb!!
Last edited by badger red; 03-27-2012 at 06:23 PM.