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I have acquired an old British Thompson Houston 1/3 HP BKS 2410 single phase motor on a pillar drill, it needs new bearings before I can test run it, my question is can I use a multi meter to check the windings and find out if its a go-er at this stage and worth restoring ?

If so how ?
 
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better with a continuity/insulation tester.
 

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I have acquired an old British Thompson Houston 1/3 HP BKS 2410 single phase motor on a pillar drill, it needs new bearings before I can test run it, my question is can I use a multi meter to check the windings and find out if its a go-er at this stage and worth restoring ?

If so how ?
Rufues Do you have a meter and a megger and are you an electrician
 

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Rufus you really need a megger and a meter but the megger is the best way to really check your windings
An Insulation Tester you mean Mate a megger is a trade name, may be different over the water though.
 

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Megawatt is just showing his age... I still call 'em Hoovers !
UOTE="Zerax, post: 1574476, member: 117522"]
Megawatt is just showing his age... I still call 'em Hoovers ! I'm probably older than Mw and even I know the difference between a Megger and an Insulation tester, as should you.[/QUOTE]
Nonsense
 
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