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Cutting Pro FC4100-75, makes loud hard click noises

Discussion in 'Graphtec' started by CYPSIGNS, Nov 20, 2009.

  1. CYPSIGNS

    CYPSIGNS New Member

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    Hello, I have a graphtech Cutting Pro FC4100-75. when ever the blade moves up and down it makes a terrible loud hard clicking noise. it causes the blade to miss about a 1/16" of the cut making weeding very very hard. It has not always been like this, it just has gotten really bad the last few weeks. I have already taken fully apart the blade control mechanism and cleaned everything. it is very smothe by hand motion. Does anyone know what could be my problem. Is there settings that can control this...

    Also when the blade finishes 1 cut and moves to the next cut, the blade will move all the way up to the top, then a slight pause (just a split second), then it will move, and then put the blade back down. the blade and down force are adjusted properly. it does the complete up down motion, even if the 2 cuts are very very close

    I am attaching 2 videos i took from my cell phone this morning. The first video is with the speed slowed way down to like 3 or so. the second is a video of normal speed operation of 40. I hope I have provided enough information. Let me know if anyone needs more info....... well it turns out that the .3gp video i took isn't allowed in the manage attachments.
    Thanks,
    -Wayne
     
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  2. animenick65

    animenick65 Very Active Member

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    I know this is a dumb question, but are you sure the blade is secured in the holder? Sometimes I'll switch out a blad holder and forget to tighten the hold thing down. Then when I try to cut something when the blade goes down it pushes the whole blade holder up then it falls back down again when its lifted, making a clicking noise. Just figured I'd ask, get the obvious out of the way first.
     
  3. CYPSIGNS

    CYPSIGNS New Member

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    Hello, thanks for the reply... yes it is secure, it also does it with the pen attachment.
     
  4. gabagoo

    gabagoo Major Contributor

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    I have done that!! man what a **** off
     
  5. gabagoo

    gabagoo Major Contributor

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    Mine sometimes makes a clicking noise but it seems to cut everything pretty good. Check the tip of the blade with a magnifying glass make sure it isnt broke. I wonder if you accidently changed any of the settings in the cutter accidently while setting it up for a cut job.
     
  6. Todd M Castle

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    Try taking the cover off the blade carriage and put some 3-in-one oil on the piston that moves up and down. You will see it with it off to know what to oil.

    Not sure if that will fix it but worth a shot.
     
  7. CYPSIGNS

    CYPSIGNS New Member

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    Has anyone else oiled that... it moves very smooth, and im not sure im supossed to put oil on the coiled wires inside there.
     
  8. CS-SignSupply

    CS-SignSupply Very Active Member

    Take the blade holder out, move the cuthead to the middle of the carriage and gently push the round piece that holds the blade holder (bad wording) until it bottoms out.... then, push a little harder and see if the head carriage moves. It should not.

    If it is loose, it will rattle and chatter.

    Just another possibility
     
  9. Todd M Castle

    Todd M Castle Member

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    Should be a part where a piston looking thing is between 2 wheels. This should be away from the coil part. I put the oil between that. This was a CE1000-60 so the insides may be different.
     
  10. CYPSIGNS

    CYPSIGNS New Member

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    Ok, yes, on mine there is a 1/8" rod that is vertical, and that rod is inbetween 2 bearings. the bearings keep the correct angle, and alignment of the moving parts. I oiled it earlier today.
     
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