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#1 Jay Taylor

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Posted 25 April 2009 - 02:16 PM

Hey,

Anyone know how to fix the loop formers?

Here's the problem. When I move the lever down, the loop formers move into place, but when I let go of the lever, they pop back open. Something's not clicking into place to hold the loop formers where they belong.

Anyone ever have this problem? Is it something I could fix on my own, or am I better off sending it somewhere?

Thanks,


Jay

Edited by Jay Taylor, 25 April 2009 - 02:19 PM.

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#2 Jean-Louis Seguin

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Posted 25 April 2009 - 04:39 PM

Hey,

Anyone know how to fix the loop formers?

Here's the problem. When I move the lever down, the loop formers move into place, but when I let go of the lever, they pop back open. Something's not clicking into place to hold the loop formers where they belong.

Anyone ever have this problem? Is it something I could fix on my own, or am I better off sending it somewhere?

Thanks,


Jay




Hi Jay,

Maybe the loop formers are hitting the top or the bottom of the gate before it can reach the position where they lock in place.
Behind each loop former is a little screw. When you loosen it, it allows you to adjust the angle of the loop formers a little bit.
The loop former should lock just before they touch the gate.

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#3 Jay Taylor

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Posted 25 April 2009 - 05:08 PM

Hi Jay,

Maybe the loop formers are hitting the top or the bottom of the gate before it can reach the position where they lock in place.
Behind each loop former is a little screw. When you loosen it, it allows you to adjust the angle of the loop formers a little bit.
The loop former should lock just before they touch the gate.

Cheers,
Jean-Louis


Jean-Louis,

I'm going to try your suggestion and see if that helps. I'll let you know what happens.

Thanks,


Jay
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Posted 25 April 2009 - 05:14 PM

And…

It worked! I appreciate the help!


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Posted 25 April 2009 - 08:13 PM

And…

It worked! I appreciate the help!


Jay


The slots that you've used to move the formers are big enough to make an adjustment that will make the loop one sprocket/frame bigger than it should be, make sure that aint the case or your loop may be hitting the loop formers just before every pull down ...

The other nasty way is just to bend the formers themselves - flimsy things ;)
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Posted 27 April 2009 - 09:07 PM

The slots that you've used to move the formers are big enough to make an adjustment that will make the loop one sprocket/frame bigger than it should be, make sure that aint the case or your loop may be hitting the loop formers just before every pull down ...

The other nasty way is just to bend the formers themselves - flimsy things ;)


Hey Chris,

Well, what I noticed was stopping the formers from staying in place was the bottom one was hitting the gate. So when I adjusted it I only moved it far enough to just BARELY miss the gate, and allow the formers to click into place.

Does that sound about right?


Jay
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#7 Chris Millar

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Posted 27 April 2009 - 09:27 PM

Hey Chris,

Well, what I noticed was stopping the formers from staying in place was the bottom one was hitting the gate. So when I adjusted it I only moved it far enough to just BARELY miss the gate, and allow the formers to click into place.

Does that sound about right?


Jay


Yeh, should be sweet ;)
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#8 Jean-Louis Seguin

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Posted 28 April 2009 - 07:20 AM

Hey Chris,

Well, what I noticed was stopping the formers from staying in place was the bottom one was hitting the gate. So when I adjusted it I only moved it far enough to just BARELY miss the gate, and allow the formers to click into place.

Does that sound about right?


Jay




Hi Jay,

That sounds right to me. Just make sure to load a length of dummy film through to check that the auto-threading is still as smooth and that you have a nice shaped loop.

Cheers,
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#9 Jay Taylor

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Posted 28 April 2009 - 02:28 PM

Alright guys,

I appreciate the help!


Jay
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