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Old 11-19-2007, 09:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Reloader B random failure to feed issues....

Hey there loader techs,

I have a Reloader B I bought new at the beginning of summer. It's never been taken apart and has had a very easy life. Over the last few weeks of play I've had rather frequent problems with the loader failing to feed. Sometimes I can roll the rip drive back a little and it will feed again and other times I have to push the rip drive forward to get the paint flowing again. I've tried fresh batteries with no result. I always start it up in a quiet environment so the sensitivity is high. The paint has been all different sized from .682 to .692 and mostly round(or at least as good as the rest of the summer). It doesn't seem like it's jammed, it almost reminds me of racing motors that used to get dead spots in them when I raced RC cars. The motor wouldn't start until you rolled it forward or back a bit and then it would run like mad until the next time it stopped on the dead spot.

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Old 11-19-2007, 10:40 AM   #2 (permalink)
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MY reloader used to do this as well, my battery harness had a pinch in it, and the motor would get a power drop randomly and sieze to cycle. I would check all the wires throroughly. If the motor does have issues you can get a replacement at radio shack for only a little scratch, i think under five bucks.

Also is your spring in the drive cone is wound correctly?
You should feel tension when pushing against it with your finger immediately, some times the spring will slip off and you'll be turning the cone directly with the motor rather than the spring tension and that can cause this effect as well.
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Old 11-19-2007, 10:41 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks. I'll check it out.
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Old 11-19-2007, 12:22 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Well....turning the cone backwards by hand shows that it is definitely on a spring because you can wind it up and it will snap forward on release. Pushing it forward spins the motor with no indication that spring tension is present. Is that the way it's supposed to be or did the spring slip?

I also checked the wires. The black one has some mildly dented insulation but doesn't appear too bad.
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