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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 9:53:08 AM on 14 July 2020.
Bowler's Gravatar
 Location: Bongaree, QLD
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Good morning, I have a model 563 MA by AWA which includes a clock as discussed under " general discussion" started by Ian Robertson on the 17th of August 2019. the coil associated with the motor measures about 12000 ohms, does any one know if this is correct. The problem is that on applying power the motor turns approx. one eighth of a turn and then stops. Can anyone help with this . bowler


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 10:57:47 AM on 14 July 2020.
Ian Robertson's Gravatar
 Location: Belrose, NSW
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Yes 12000 ohms is about right.

Does it run OK when removed from the clock geartrain? If so, you'll need to dismantle the geartrain, clean all the shafts and holes, reassemble and lubricate with a very light oil.

If you haven't done this before (or even if you have!) take lots of pictures.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 11:04:56 AM on 14 July 2020.
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 Location: Bongaree, QLD
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Hi Ian, The problem appears even when the motor is removed from the clock. I would like to rewind the bobbin as discussed, however it would be a waste of time if the coil is not the problem. Thanks for your reply. bowler


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 11:17:46 AM on 14 July 2020.
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 Location: Belrose, NSW
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Does it turn freely? On mine the coil form had distorted and the motor was poling.

If the coil has shorted turns it will get hot, but it's on very lossy magnetics so it will get warm anyway.

Rewinding it requires some VERY fine wire. I wound mine with a heavier gauge and ran it from a transformer. Ultimately unsuccessful, the bobbin was too far gone. Pete found me another clock and I overhauled that.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 9:37:24 PM on 14 July 2020.
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 Location: Albury, NSW
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Unfortunately, I don't have any more clock parts for that model to help you with either and yes I know they are a complicated clock to fix


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 6:36:49 AM on 15 July 2020.
Tallar Carl's avatar
 Location: Latham, ACT
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I have a couple of these. I need the winder that goes in the rear. If you want a spare clock mechanism chuck me a email my email is unhidden.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 7 · Written at 2:39:48 PM on 25 July 2020.
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 Location: Bongaree, QLD
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Thanks a lot Karl. bowler


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 8 · Written at 10:39:39 PM on 25 July 2020.
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 Location: Latham, ACT
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So was it a worker


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 9 · Written at 2:12:42 PM on 8 August 2020.
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 Location: Bongaree, QLD
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Good Afternoon, finally got the clock working after a lot of work. The chasis is now complete and radio working well. Does any one know where I can find a case for this radio. Bowler


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 10 · Written at 3:48:36 PM on 8 August 2020.
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 Location: Wangaratta, VIC
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The orphan Smiths / AWA one here stamped 40801 back, EC5 front, Tests in circuit across the coil 3638 Ohms 12.78K across the wires into the motor.

Marc


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 11 · Written at 4:03:17 PM on 8 August 2020.
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 Location: Bongaree, QLD
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Hi Mark, that sounds pretty good. I have two chasis and 1 defunct clock. Bowler


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 12 · Written at 4:50:42 PM on 8 August 2020.
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 Location: Wangaratta, VIC
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This might have a chassis, might have a cabinet but, there's a mass of everyone else's crap in the shed its in. It is part of a pile of deceased estate radio's & stuff that has accumulated. Every now and again there is a clear out to some who think they want it & I'm glad to get rid of it

Marc


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 13 · Written at 5:22:25 PM on 8 August 2020.
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 Location: Bongaree, QLD
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Hi Mark, be very grateful for anything you have to offer for this model. bowler


 
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