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  • Elevator Chain Tension Recommendations

    I've "inherited" 28 lanes that have been in use for 6+ years, and as best I can tell, no one has ever tightened any of the roller chains... I noticed this when a lane went down and a broken roller chain was lying on the pin deck.

    The Brunswick manual recommends about a quarter inch of deflection (5 to 8 mm) on the table and sweep chains, but I can't find any recommendation for the elevator chain. For now, I added "Chain Inspection and Adjustment" to my ongoing maintenance chore list. I can see some slop on some elevator chains, which I want to correct, but I need some guidance, since I'm relatively new to wrenching on pin setters.

    Rick in Georgia

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    Here is a video from a great GSX mechanic. His chain tension recommendation is about 4:30 in the video.
    let me be myself


    • #3
      Great video! Thanks for the link!


      • #4
        Been watching Tmiller453 for 5 years now. Covers a lot on the GSX.


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