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    Ok, one of our even lanes is eating carpets.
    We've had the pit out 3 times. Both pit supports have been replaced and are at the correct height (they are resting on the weld firmly.) Both front roller brackets have been replaced, the LH one works fine, the right hand one has a cushion start switch spring keeping it's tension, (a trick I learned from bowl tech.)

    The carpet is tracking to the right(ball door side), sliding over the rim of the front roller. This then causes it to wear down, slowly creating an unacceptable gap on the LH side of the pit.

    Any ideas ??

  • #2
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    Have you replaced the carpet yet??

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    • #3
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      Use a Vantage Premium carpet instead of a pumpkin carpet.

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      • #4
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        Stahls Ugly white carpet is KING

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        • #5
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          Yes, we are on our second carpet. It's a vantage super soft one I think. I'm at home at the moment. So I'll have to check tomorrow when I get it work. They are black, very ridgid when you get them out of the box, and sometimes a total pain in the a$$ to get started. Being in the uk, we only really have 3 suppliers who can provide carpets. The cheapest economy one is around £90, or about $175 !! A premium one is about £140 if I remember right. But money is not really an issue. It I need a better one and it costs more I'll get it.

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          • #6
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            serviced the actual front roller, and not just the brackets? also, also spring tension on the roller brackets need to have roughly the same tension

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            • #7
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              Yep, Front roller totally rebuilt. Although is was really tight getting it in. We couldn't figure out why. The frames of the machine are in the right place. The roller is built ok.

              We actually tested the roller, while the pit was out of the machine and it sat in the brackets fine. No resistance or anything.

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              • #8
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                Do you have both hinges on the same side?....they cannot oppose one another I believe.

                If one hinge is up and the other is down they will work against one another.

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                • #9
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                  I couldn't be certain about that one, I didn't actually service the roller. I will check tomorrow. But I'm going to put myself out on a limb here. I was always told the hinges should be opposite. One up one down. Is this wrong, have a been misinformed ?

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                  • #10
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                    They should be both belly up when installing the bodies.

                    If you have one with the lubrication holes it will prove that theory.

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                    • #11
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                      Page 5-62 in the 090 manual shows both the same way....not opposing.

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                      • #12
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                        Well that's amazed me. Every centre I have work in (all 3 of them) have had a mix and match set of front rollers. And I have had many conversations with mechanics who insist each way is correct, at the time I was in the positon of being told how to do it and what to do.

                        If it is built with the hinges installed, one up and one down, I'll give it a try.

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                        • #13
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                          They are both to be one way.

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                          • #14
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                            If anyone can post a pic of a front roller, with the hinges installed correctly and one of the roller bodies missing. It would be helpful. This way I can print if out and wave it under a couple of peoples noses, when I visit them for a beer.

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                            • #15
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                              The front roller sounds like it is definitely put together backwards. Pull one hinge assembly out and flip it. I bet that will solve the trouble. When you put them together opposite of each other the over all length of the roller is longer....that is why it is a biatch to re-install.


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