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  • HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Lately at our house i have been having trouble with pins not activating the multiindex on our brunswick machines.

    i have let our manager know about the problem is there a way for me to personally try to fix this annoying problem?

  • #2
    Re: HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    First off, you'd be better off to put this post under pinsetters-brunswick, as not all of the techs read this section all the time.

    At any rate, there are several causes for your problem, and it depends on which pin position is causing it.

    General: Check position of latch relative to the bearing on the stop yoke, should be centered or slightly over center, Check condition of short link and x-pins in it (hold latch stationary and wiggle trip pedal to check for excessive play)

    No index on 8 or 9 pin: Snubber probably set too close, check for 1/8 to 3/16 gap between pin and snubber at 8 or 9 pin (the tightest clearance pins).

    No index on 5 pin: Possible bent pin release lever, probe may be too low, interfering with spider trip latch, bad turret clutch facings, bind in torsion latch, bind in td gear rotation, shot td gear bushings or bellcrank bushings.

    ALso, check turret wires for adequate clearance, i look for about 1/4 inch total sideways movement with pin sitting in wires. Any closer will sometimes bind pin in wires, cuasing it to not hit trip pedal hard enough to index. pin should drop in without hesitation, but not bounce around while turret is indexing.

    And the infamous no index on the 1 7 or 10 when all else works fine ... shot trip pedal bushings or adjacent outside wire not close enough help to guide pin in smoothly ... if the 7 or 10 go in somewhat sideways, it will often not trip the pedal

    If you provide more specifics, we can help more ... this is all general, more detail possible with more info as to which positions are causing the problem.



    • #3
      Re: HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Check the bolts in the bottom of the cam, they are more than likely loose.


      David Bolt
      Champaign, IL
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      • #4
        Re: HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        Well just a few things to try
        1. Read the manual on troubleshoooting
        2. Adjust or modify the snubber
        3. Adjust the indexing spring
        4. all depends on what pin it is


        • #5
          Re: HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          Check your indexing stop lever roller for flat spots.


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