I had the same experience as you, the support I got from Rick was incredible. This place is a godsend and I plan on sticking around to help others with what I can.About 8 or so years back, I had a massive problem with the wonky magnetic starter on my own Unisaw. I picked it up from a local high school shop and it had a strange magnetic starter assembly and a transformer that was a serious pain to sort out.
Folks on here gave me a lot of support and eventually I got it working... until there was enough fine dust in the air to screw up the contacts. After moving I pulled out all of the mag starter stuff and replaced it and the original switch with something like this: POWERTEC 71443 Single-Phase Magnetic Switch Box, 220/240V, 3 HP, 18-26 Amp, Heavy Duty, CSA Certified, multi color - - Amazon.com
it's worked pretty trouble free ever since. Recommend you upgrade and ensure the starter switch is sealed up tight from fine powder dust.
I've grown a lot as a woodworker with help from the folks on this site. it's one reason I try to contribute my meager knowledge and insight when I can.I had the same experience as you, the support I got from Rick was incredible. This place is a godsend and I plan on sticking around to help others with what I can.
Transformers rarely fail. So this statement caught my eye.Its got power to the transformer, specifically the common and the 230 tabs listed on the schematic, but nothing coming out.
I went through all the settings available and could not get it show voltage between h3 and h6. The wires in question show 120 volts when measured separately but 0 when measured across. As stated earlier, I'm not an electrician so is it possible I'm using the wrong tool to measure voltage?check for voltage between H3 and H6
check for voltage between X2 and both ends of the fuse
did you remove the fuse to check continuity?
this is a most basic motor starter and wiring, but you need to follow basic logic and troubleshooting
what is the voltage between H3 and H6? this check confirms tight connections to the transformer. use the 500 setting on the volt meter
what is the voltage between X2 and both ends of the fuse?
there should be power between the black wire in the switch and X2, if you look at the wiring diagram and follow X1 off the fuse, the only connection is to the NC (normally closed) contact.
the contraption on the top left, circled in red, is the holding contact. from the white wire on the switch
Nope. Stop measuring voltage to ground, EVER!!I have 124 on each leg coming into the saw circled in yellow, 1 & 2 respectively.