missing spring and idler



  • My magnetic monitor is working pretty much as expected, with the exception of an occasional dip way down on the minimum percentage, like -10% one time. I hit resume 99% of the time in it will run for hours before the next one.
    I did have a bulge in the crap filament I am using where they spliced the roll and it got lodged inside the monitor. So I took it apart to see why I couldn't manually move the filament through it and found the bulge.
    I also found that there is no idler bearing or spring in the unit. There is a place for them, and the monitor seems to work OK without them, but the documentation says they are suppose to be there. This unit was received fully assembled and I had no reason to take it apart until the bulge.
    Could this be contributing to the occasion drop in movement reported?
    Any explanations on why it is not assembled as the documentation says?


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    @DarylMcM said in missing spring and idler:

    I also found that there is no idler bearing or spring in the unit. There is a place for them, and the monitor seems to work OK without them, but the documentation says they are suppose to be there. This unit was received fully assembled and I had no reason to take it apart until the bulge.
    Could this be contributing to the occasion drop in movement reported?
    Any explanations on why it is not assembled as the documentation says?

    If the idler and spring were missing when you purchased it, please ask your supplier to replace it.



  • I just received mine and the Idler and spring assembly is missing from mine as well.


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    @KenD said in missing spring and idler:

    I just received mine and the Idler and spring assembly is missing from mine as well.

    I'm sorry about that. Please ask for a replacement.


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