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  • Front roller problem

    here is the low down:

    Changed out a 3 month old "pumpkin" yesterday with another of these great inventions. Last night, the carpet would stop every time a ball was delivered and my poor "b"-man had to nurse it through a 24 team lg. Today, i changed the rear roller hoping for a fix when I noticed the tension on the front right roller weldment was very slack.
    I removed the pit,changed the spring, then put it all back together again. I fired her up and you guessed it, no tension on the roller! Being the "brainstormer" that I am, I pried the roller forward,drilled a 1/4 inch hole,and put a small bolt there to hold the roller forward so as to provide tension. Now I am not the person who will leave this so I need so H E L P!!
    Qualified to do anything with nothing!

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    Re: Front roller problem

    that would be "some" help......
    Qualified to do anything with nothing!

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    • #3
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      Have you tried traction tape on the rear roller? Sometimes you have to put traction tape on the r/roller when running the pumkin carpets

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      • #4
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        When you had the spring off. Did you take the bracket the roller rides in off ??

        Did you check to see if it was binding or hanging up in any way ??

        Rule of thumb.....when you have carpets out.
        Pull both brackets and clean them.Then grease them. Make sure they pivot easily.
        Even a old dog can bury a bone

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        • #5
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          Anytime we change a carpet 2 things are always done reguardless of how they are. Dampeners are always changed on the bounce plate and the hinges are always removed, cleaned and lubricated. Just a standard thing for us when we do a pit
          All I want in life is to turn wrenches and climb around pinsetters/pinspotters again :/

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          • #6
            Re: Front roller problem

            Originally posted by old-school-mechanic:
            When you had the spring off. Did you take the bracket the roller rides in off ??

            Did you check to see if it was binding or hanging up in any way ??

            Rule of thumb.....when you have carpets out.
            Pull both brackets and clean them.Then grease them. Make sure they pivot easily.
            <font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Agreed! Except I use Anti-Seize instead of grease.

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            • #7
              Re: Front roller problem

              thanks for the responses

              traction tape? like the friction tape used on aluminum ladders and such?...also,appreciate the input on removing and cleaning those troublesome roller brackets...that is always a priority when removing the pit..
              Qualified to do anything with nothing!

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              • #8
                Re: Front roller problem

                Damn right. Pull both of those bastards off and clean/replace, whether you think they need it or not. Theyre so damn sexy when theyre new and lubed....grrrooowr.....mmm...pivots so nice, shiny...ahhh, yknow? Good luck.
                The impossible often has a kind of integrity to it which the merely improbable lacks.

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                • #9
                  Re: Front roller problem

                  Originally posted by Rep:
                  Anytime we change a carpet 2 things are always done reguardless of how they are. Dampeners are always changed on the bounce plate and the hinges are always removed, cleaned and lubricated. Just a standard thing for us when we do a pit
                  <font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">This is the correct way to service a pit.....try the 3M traction tape.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Front roller problem

                    make sure you didnt loose the rubber dampner in the roller support

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                    • #11
                      Re: Front roller problem

                      Sounds like a bind in the front roller bracket.
                      If the bracket is bent or worn this can cause a problem.
                      Make sure that the front roller bracket isn't hitting off the machine pit support strap. This can cause a loss of tension as the bracket cannot swing freely. ( ooh er)
                      You may find that the pit brace is bolted on to the side of the machine incorrectly. Or the base of the roller bracket is catching on the L shape lip of the brace. On our machines the strap has two holes on it for securing to the machine, one on the L shape lip and the second a few inches along the strap. You may have to make an adjustment for this if it is catching.

                      Also perhaps the pumpkin carpet has become too tight. A tip I have heard of is to get a flame torch and torch the carpet. This will help strech the carpet. Havent yet tried this myself , but will be having several fire extingishers to hand just in case !!
                      Bring me the freshest "Mean Green" known to man! Juice on!

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                      • #12
                        Re: Front roller problem

                        I have a few of these carpets at our center, two of them slip really bad. Someone told me to use traction tape. I'm going to give it a try. If that doesn't work, I will try these other suggestions.

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                        • #13
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                          Mat I saw your carpets and come to think of it those carpets might be to tight they had a habit of getting real stiff like they shrink. I thing we should boycot the pumpkin tans. Just my opinion.
                          They say that the **** rolls down hill but the smell always starts at the top.

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                          • #14
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                            Hey you two knuckleheads, the weather is 75 degrees today, I know your weather is warm too though; just thought I would rub in ours. [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif[/img] :p

                            Take it easy!
                            Mike
                            Pinspotters do not break down when they are not running!

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                            • #15
                              Re: Front roller problem

                              Originally posted by 82/70 king:
                              </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Rep:
                              Anytime we change a carpet 2 things are always done reguardless of how they are. Dampeners are always changed on the bounce plate and the hinges are always removed, cleaned and lubricated. Just a standard thing for us when we do a pit
                              <font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">This is the correct way to service a pit.....try the 3M traction tape. </font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Thank you King! *bows*

                              Your loyal servant,
                              Rep [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif[/img] [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif[/img]
                              All I want in life is to turn wrenches and climb around pinsetters/pinspotters again :/

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