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Thomas Dafnides
Expert Film Handler

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From: St. Louis, Missouri USA
Registered: Dec 2009


 - posted January 25, 2010 11:40 PM      Profile for Thomas Dafnides     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
My Eumig P8 has sat dormant for 8 years...took it out put in a few drops of oil...ran it flawless for about ten 400 ft reels...then it started losing its lower loop, the film doesn't flutter it just slides through the gate with the upper loop getting big (like the claw wasn't grabbing the film).... I let it run without film for about an hour...and then it worked ok. But when the machine is turned off and turned on again hours later when cold the same problem occurs..... Does it need more lubrication? I theorize the oil is flowing better when the machine is hot. Right or wrong? Your thoughts are appreciated.

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frank arnstein
Jedi Master Film Handler

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From: Gold Coast. Australia
Registered: Jan 2005


 - posted January 26, 2010 12:15 AM      Profile for frank arnstein   Author's Homepage   Email frank arnstein   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hi Thomas
Check the claw tip for a ball of fluff caught on the fingers.
Clean the gate area. Sounds like the claw isn't going deep enough into the film sprocket hole for some reason. Usually trapped debris or fluff off the films.
good luck with it

Dogtor Frankarnstein [Wink]

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