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I have a powermatic drill press model 1150A the varible speed seletor will no longer turn,I can only use it at one speed any thoughts as too why it stopped working?

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    Low Speed does not work, looking for a wiring Schematic


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There is a little bearing that rides in a cam for adjusting the belt tension. It's probably shot. Good Luck!

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paste this link into your browser address bar

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