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 Post subject: Re: Help with identification:is this gramophone the real dea
PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:57 am 
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JerryVan wrote:
Layla,

When removing the spring, if not already mentioned, add a pair of safety goggles to your list. And a pair for anyone that will be in the vicinity.


A gramophone mechanic told me to disassemble the spring and make the shaft coarse with sandpaper. Does anyone has a manual or a how-to video for how to remove the spring? Is there a trick which makes the work easier?


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 Post subject: Re: Help with identification:is this gramophone the real dea
PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:42 pm 
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JerryVan wrote:
Layla,

When removing the spring, if not already mentioned, add a pair of safety goggles to your list. And a pair for anyone that will be in the vicinity.

I concur!

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 Post subject: Re: Help with identification:is this gramophone the real dea
PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 1:07 am 
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Layla wrote:
JerryVan wrote:
Layla,

When removing the spring, if not already mentioned, add a pair of safety goggles to your list. And a pair for anyone that will be in the vicinity.


A gramophone mechanic told me to disassemble the spring and make the shaft coarse with sandpaper. Does anyone has a manual or a how-to video for how to remove the spring? Is there a trick which makes the work easier?


Which spring?

If you mean the non-return spring on the winding shaft, roughening the shaft is only a temporary fix: the roughness will soon wear down, and the problem will return. The best course is to replace the spring.

Take some spring wire of the same diameter as the original, and wind it round a steel rod of slightly smaller diameter than the winding shaft. You may have to anneal one or both ends of the wire, in order to form a loop for the screw that holds the spring in place. Work the new spring onto the shaft, and it should hold better than the old one (make sure that both spring and shaft are thoroughly degreased).

Bill


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