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Winbert Hutahaean
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 - posted November 03, 2014 01:45 AM      Profile for Winbert Hutahaean   Email Winbert Hutahaean   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hi all,

My ST-1200 has a problem now.

When playing with 200' reel, it is OK, but 400' it can only play half, and then getting slow, before it stops totally.

Which belt should I replace?

thanks

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Vidar Olavesen
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 - posted November 03, 2014 04:05 AM      Profile for Vidar Olavesen   Author's Homepage   Email Vidar Olavesen   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Sounds like mine and Christians ... The long belt haven't got the right tension. I think Christian built in something to fix it. Check the belt tension at least. 1200's were the most difficult for me. Could see 1/4 or so of a movie then it stopped and film was going on to floor

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Andrew Woodcock
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Besides belt tension check the take up reel spindle clutch is set to the correct torque. If not check friction linings for wear and spring setting.

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Pasquale DAlessio
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 - posted November 03, 2014 08:55 AM      Profile for Pasquale DAlessio   Email Pasquale DAlessio   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Also, you may have to remove the take up gear with the spring on it. One screw and the gear comes off exposing a cork washer. This gets worn smooth and slips when the reel starts to get film on it. You can either sandpaper the cork on both sides or go to a local auto or hardware store and get some cork material and cut out a new one. This is what I did to mine just this past week end. Now it works great again.

Good luck!

PatD

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Winbert Hutahaean
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 - posted November 03, 2014 10:10 AM      Profile for Winbert Hutahaean   Email Winbert Hutahaean   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Vidar, Andrew thanks.

Pat, it seems your solution will work for me. Unfortunately if it comes to technical ferms, I give up. I rather buy another projector and leave this one idle.

But now I am trying to be a tinkers. So couod you take a picture and show me which part is the cork washer you meant.

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Winbert Hutahaean
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 - posted November 04, 2014 06:44 PM      Profile for Winbert Hutahaean   Email Winbert Hutahaean   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hi Pat, do you copy....?

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Jon Addams
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 - posted November 11, 2014 10:23 PM      Profile for Jon Addams   Email Jon Addams   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hello Pat - any answers?

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