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Jack E 10-21-2012 10:50 AM

New HF cememt mixer problem
 
Hello all - I posted a problem with the mixer a few weeks ago. I got it going with a new start capacitor. Yesterday the mixer started normally and mixed two loads of concrete. After that it quit self starting - I had to manually turn the drum to get it started. It seemed like the capacitor stopped doing it's job. Another weird thing - the motor turns the drum clockwise sometimes and counter clockwise other times. I believe the drum is suppose to turn clockwise. I'm wondering if the alternating rotation has something to do with the capacitor? Perhaps I wired it incorrectly? Ideas? Thanks

PaliBob 10-21-2012 01:44 PM

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Jack is this the Mixer in Question?
How much was a Load?

Jack E 10-21-2012 07:33 PM

Yes, that is the mixer. The load was two 60 pound bags of concrete and the necessary water to mix. It seemed to handle the load OK.

kwikfishron 10-21-2012 08:00 PM

There's a wiring diagram in the product manual if you think you may have got that wrong. I've used that mixer before and had the same problem (two 60 lb sacks) until i figured out it works just fine with a little TLC.

Start with just one sack and make it soupy then gradually mix in the second sack. You have to realize this is a bottom of the barrel mixer, it's not a pro tool, treat it as such and it works just fine.

Jack E 10-21-2012 08:17 PM

Thanks for the heads-up on the mixing. I think I'll take the motor out and inspect how I wired it. As I recall the power cord had the green, black, white (ground, hot, neutral?) As I recall there were multiple options as to where you could attach the hot and neutral to the switch. Maybe I didn't get it right. I have to admit I don't have the knowledge to completely understanding what the wiring instructions are telling me. Another thing to figure out:huh:


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