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Ideas welcome please! Old machine late 70's has been relocated to what I hope is it's final resting spot. Machine spent many years, at various locations under cover, but spent several years outside in the cold. Rubber feed rollers fell apart during a recent trip to it's current basement location. A little bumping on the way down the stairs made the problem apparent as several pieces of rubber were left in our wake. Thank god, it happened before we cranked it up. Rubber bullets all over the shop!
Replacement rollers were purchased, at what I thought was an exorbinant price, almost $600 Cdn. After many hours, and several weekend visits, we eventually were able to remove the Philips screws that held the rollers in place. I HATE philips screws! Actually we only got them out by finally resorting to hammering on their centres with a fine nail punch and to our surprise they moved and we finally got them out. If all else fails hit it? New rollers were installed easily and everything in sight received endless amounts of oil or grease.
We plugged it in and fed through a scrap. Sounded fine and everything seemed ok but the test sample did not feed through well. When I looked it was obvious both the infeed and outfeed rollers were not alined properly. Problem now is that we can't move any (4) of the top mounted outside screw driven roller adjustment controls. Centre, pressure roller, adjustments move ok.
Did we reinstall something incorrectly? Seems unlikely as the holes for the springs and related parts are round. Any thoughts you might have for getting the roller adjustments moving would be greatly appreciated.