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Larry Thompson
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From: Saint Peters, MO, USA
Registered: Apr 2010

 - posted October 13, 2017 04:53 PM      Profile for Larry Thompson   Author's Homepage   Email Larry Thompson   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Can this motor be rebuilt? I have two machines with totally dead motors.

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Steve Klare
Film Guy

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From: Long Island, NY, USA
Registered: Jun 2003

 - posted October 13, 2017 06:16 PM      Profile for Steve Klare   Email Steve Klare   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hi Larry,

Have you measured the voltages that power the motors?

All I ask is a wide screen and a projector to light her by...

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Mathew James
Jedi Master Film Handler

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From: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Registered: Dec 2014

 - posted October 13, 2017 11:30 PM      Profile for Mathew James   Email Mathew James   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hi Larry,
I think to have 2 machines with bad motors is rare, if not even one. I haven't heard of anyone with a bad motor as of yet here, so I agree that some test are necessary!
These japanese made elmos are made for longevity. I hope we can get you up and running.

Matt 📽

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Maurice Leakey
Film God

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From: Bristol. United Kingdom
Registered: Oct 2007

 - posted October 14, 2017 09:49 AM      Profile for Maurice Leakey   Email Maurice Leakey   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I can't help with an Elmo diagnosis, but I did have trouble with a Chinon 7500 where its motor would not run.
The trouble was traced to two faulty capacitors which were blowing the motor's fuse.
Does the Elmo ST 180E have a motor fuse?


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Janice Glesser
Film Goddess

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From: Sunnyvale, CA USA
Registered: Sep 2011

 - posted October 14, 2017 12:26 PM      Profile for Janice Glesser   Email Janice Glesser   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I'm going to chime in here as the 4th opinion in agreement with Steve, Matt, and Maurice. In the dozens of projectors I've worked on... the ones where the motors didn't run were all related to bad components. That's not to say motors can't go bad...it's just not common.


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Richard Dreyfuss - Let It Ride (1989).

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