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#1 ishan vernallis

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Posted 05 June 2007 - 01:03 AM

maybe someone out there knows these projectors well enough?

I just got one from ebay that is really sharp and clean
and everything seems to run really good and strong....
except that ....

dum dum dum dum (dragnet theme)

the feed reel does not spin in the forward play mode.
I opened the projector up and all the belts look good
as well for the feed arm belt,
and the feed arm pulls really well
in rewind mode once the rewind gear is engaged.

the gearing on the feed arm looks like it is supposed to have a powered turn
in the forward on position...
but i am not sure of that.
do some of these projectors rely on the sprockets pulling the film
and the takeup reel
to turn the feed reel?

if this is the case the feed reel would need to be very free
and this one is not... it turns too stiff to run film
as the projector has an auto shut off
when there is too much resistance.

the feed arm gears all turn well right up to the point where
the pully takes up for the actual feed arm belt, but at that point there is
no action. and there is a slight unhappy whirling comming from there.


does any one have any idea how to remedy?
It would seem a shame if the whole projector got rendered useless
because of one gear? especially when the rest of the projecor is in such nice working condition.

Is this a common problem with these projectors?

any assistance would be most appreciated.
thanks!
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#2 ishan vernallis

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Posted 05 June 2007 - 01:38 AM

couldn't wait for a reply
so i took the feed reel/arm gearing mechanism apart
and determined that the feed reel is not supposed to be powered,
in forward play.
all of the gears looked sharp and happy,
and when i reassembled the whirling noise was gone.

so possibly the feed reel is supposed to be able to spin free,
and it's just a matter of getting a bit of wd40
into the axel that the feed arm gearing spins on?

if any one can confirm or redirect
do please assist
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#3 Mark Dunn

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Posted 05 June 2007 - 03:32 AM

The feed spool shouldn't be driven. There should just be enough friction on it to stop the film dropping off the spool when pulled by the top sprocket. Be careful with WD40- make sure it can't end up on the film.
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