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PW problem/fixed

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by kcbullets, Jul 20, 2013.

  1. kcbullets

    kcbullets Member

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    I have a PW 800+. My machine is mounted on an auto drive. My primer ram somehow caught a primer and bent the ram. I replaced the ram with a new one. Of course, while fixing it I had a couple spills as I tried to keep all the stations going. As I tried to cycle the machine I heard a couple pops, and noticed a couple primers laying just under the machine. So I emptied the machine, cleaned all my mess, and unhooked the auto drive as to ensure manually everything seemed ok. THE CYLINDER DOES NOT ROTATE PROPERLY. WHEN TURNING BY HAND THE DIE OPENINGS DO NOT ALIGN PROPERLY WHEN TURNING BY HAND, BUT SEATS OUT OF ALIGNMENT. IF I PROPERLY ALIGN THE CYLINDER BY HAND, WHEN TRYING TO USE THE HANDLE THE CYLINDER ROTATES SLIGHTLY BACKWARDS (COUNTER-CLOCKWISE). Should I remove the main index gear and clean and see if something broke? Any help is appreciated. dale
     
  2. likes-to-shoot

    likes-to-shoot Well-Known Member

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    There are two set screws (180° from each other) on the die plate, loosen and adjust the die plate till the primer ram is centered and tighten. Some machines have two set screws on each side but most have only one. Easy adjustment.
     
  3. oleolliedawg

    oleolliedawg Banned User Banned TS Supporters

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    Make sure your primer feed assembly is bottomed out and the lock screw is tight!!
     
  4. kcbullets

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    I did both of the above posts. The primer ram assembly is bottomed out and tightened. And I aligned the die plate as mentioned above. Now as I rotate the die plate by hand it seats in correct position. But when I try to operate handle manually the die plate does not rotate and when handle is in most top position the die plate actually rotates backwards about 1/4 to 1/2 inch. I took off the primer ram assembly and it appears all in good working order.
     
  5. kcbullets

    kcbullets Member

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    I found that the indexing pad assembly is frozen. Going to remove and free up..
     
  6. skeeljc

    skeeljc Supporting Vendor Supporting Vendor

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    Make sure the index pad moves without ANY binding. Just take it apart and make sure the index pad slids freely in its housing (without the spring). Any binding however slight can cause indexing problems. You can remove high spots from the index pad ahaft with a file. Don't forget to set the gap between the pad and the index pin when you reassemble it.

    Jim Skeel<br>
    P/W Dealer/Distributor
     
  7. kcbullets

    kcbullets Member

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    Thanks Jim, that was the problem. The index pad shaft did not freely move within housing. It is working fine now, BUT what is the correct gap between the pad and the index pin that you refer too. I will have to look at that.
     
  8. bigbore613

    bigbore613 Active Member

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    A business card. Jeff