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Seek Mills AC/DC Rotary Converter Repair
By Jim Quashnock

The run winding on my Mills-Sandell converter for a Violano is toast.
All other parameters and parts seem to be in excellent condition.
Does anyone out there rewind these motors for a reasonable price?

Much of what I've read indicates that I should just leave the motor
in the cabinet as a static display, and install a solid state 120 vdc
power supply behind it.  I have no problem with this.  I'm just
wondering if there would be more value in the instrument should the
converter actually be working.

Jim Quashnock

 [ See 
 [   Mills AC/DC Rotary Converter, Invented by H. K. Sandell
 [   Mfd. by Mills Novelty Co., Chicago
 [ If the starting switch fails to close, the motor won't start
 [ and so the 'run' winding quickly overheats.  -- Robbie

(Message sent Sat 14 Jan 2017, 19:32:59 GMT, from time zone GMT-0800.)

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