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Douglas Warren
Master Film Handler

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From: West Chester, OH, USA
Registered: Feb 2008


 - posted August 30, 2015 11:31 PM      Profile for Douglas Warren   Email Douglas Warren   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hello everyone,
I recently came into ownership of a Bell & Howell 2585 machine. Unfortunately,it suffers from the dreaded cracked worm gear that seems to afflict this model (and possibly others.)I know that a new part can be had for around $40,but my understanding is that the labor involved (including the proper tools) make this a time consuming (and difficult) job. Has anyone here done this work themselves,and if so any pointers on how to approach it with success?

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Maurice Leakey
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 - posted August 31, 2015 05:54 AM      Profile for Maurice Leakey   Email Maurice Leakey   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Douglas
Replacing a worm is not something an inexperienced person should attempt. Whilst the actual replacement of the worm gear could be possible, it is all the adjustments which are necessary afterwards which require skill and knowledge.

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David Guest
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From: Lancashire, UK
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 - posted August 31, 2015 06:17 AM      Profile for David Guest   Email David Guest   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
re gear I have changed about 20 gears and are tricky to do its takes me a couple of hours ,biggest problem is the new gear you are fitting if this is not machined right the gear can jam minutes after you have fitted it right

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Douglas Warren
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 - posted August 31, 2015 09:01 AM      Profile for Douglas Warren   Email Douglas Warren   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Maurice & David,
Thank you for your words of wisdom.I will take your advice and leave this major repair to a qualified technician.
Douglas

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