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    I just purchase this center and doing a operational checkout on the 82-30’s. The pin feed channel came of it’s track and kept feeding pins to the table. I put the pin feeder back on it’s track and know that table will not spot the pins and the pin feed double loads a few pins then stops. Any ideas on how fix this issue.

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    First make sure the Distributor (which is the official name for the "pin feed channel" as you called it) is timed right on the track. At the 5-pin spot the bearing that touches and follows the track should be at around 12 O'clock pointing straight towards the 5-pin. Can also be one tooth earlier at around 11-O'clock on some machines and still work. Then, run it around to the 7-pin and there is a switch under the right-rear of the Distributor that tells the chassis when to spot pins. The switch should be adjusted so that it is on with the Distributor at the 7-pin but it should be off with the Distributor at the 8-pin. Also make sure it isn't adjusted so high that it gets crushed with the Distributor at the 7. There should be a little play in the switch arm at the 7 but it should still be on. Then you have the matter of Distributor Clutch tension. That is very hard to explain through text how much tension you need as it is a feel thing and not every lane needs the same tension. Some can get by with less, some need more. With the Distributor at the 7-pin, grab the long rods on the distributor and pull back on them to feel how much "pull" the Distributor has against your pulling. There should be a noticeable pull against you but not so much that it's hard to pull back. Just feel it on other working lanes to get an idea.

    That covers those adjustments but you could still have other issues. When a Distributor falls off of the track it can cause things to bend or break on the Distributor Head which could be causing issues for you. You'll have to examine it and see if anything looks off or broken. Compare with another good lane if you have to. Very hard to troubleshoot through text without being there or at least seeing video so you'll have to do comparisons with a good working lane and see if you can find the problems. There are so many possibilities of worn out or broken parts that can cause your issues that there's no way I could explain them all here or even cover them all. If you can get anything narrowed down then you can post back here and we can help you further. Good Luck!
    Experience: Currently Help Maintain 44 82-30s and 50 82-70s.

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