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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by wolfiebear, Sep 29, 2012.

  1. wolfiebear

    wolfiebear New Member

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    My friend Bernie tells me this is the place to be with lots of knowledgeable folks!

    It looks like the guys who moved me to my new placed screwed up my Vinyl Cutter.

    I found the machine with the belt off, (even after explicit directions to handle with kid gloves and place it on a bed of pillows I had prepared for it.) I put the belt back on to the best of my ability(can it be done incorrectly???), but now the cutter head does not return and simply bangs on the right side of the machine making a ghastly noise.

    I can manually force <gasp> the head back into position and even get it to do a test cut, but the cut I get is now skewed. WHen I restart the machine, it does the same thing again.

    I have a 24" Vinyl Express Panther cutter.
    I hope and Pray <big sobs> that somebody here can tell me it is fixable and will know how to instruct me.

    Inga
     
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  2. James Burke

    James Burke Being a grandpa is more fun than working

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    Sorry I can't help, but welcome to this forum Inga!


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  3. Speedsterbeast

    Speedsterbeast Active Member

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    Try removing the belt, then move the pinch rollers to the outer sides of the machine. Then turn it on. The motor will think it's moving the cutter head to the far right side. After it is finished searching fot the rollers, turn it off, then manully move the head all the way to the right. Then replace the belt and turn it on.
    That is my best guess.
     
  4. The Big Squeegee

    The Big Squeegee Major Contributor

    mine too. ☺
    Welcome from OK
     
  5. Williams Signs

    Williams Signs Member

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    If you can't get this fixed pm me. I have 2 24 cutters and LXi cutting software I would make somebody a real good deal on.
    Welcome from KY
     
  6. wolfiebear

    wolfiebear New Member

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    Try removing the belt,

    You mean quite literally just pull the belt all the way out of the machine? Or did you mean just run the machine without the belt attached to the cutter head?

    then move the pinch rollers to the outer sides of the machine. Then turn it on. The motor will think it's moving the cutter head to the far right side. After it is finished searching fot the rollers, turn it off, then manully move the head all the way to the right. Then replace the belt and turn it on.

    What you are suggesting sounds very plausible to me. >>>But how do I feed the belt back into the machine?

    Thanks,
    Inga
     
  7. ColoPrinthead

    ColoPrinthead Swollen Member

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    I would do what speedster suggested. I'm guessing the head position is confused from the belt falling of, the head moving, and then the belt being put back on.
     
  8. Sign Up Graphics

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    Welcome from Skokie, IL :thumb:
     
  9. wolfiebear

    wolfiebear New Member

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    Woohoo!
    It didn't work earlier today, but I kept trying again tonight, messing with the pinch clamps and eventually got the belt on tighter too, doing the same basic thing over and over again, and I finally got it! she seems to purr like a kitten.

    Bernie was right when she said this is the place! :clapping:
    Big hugs to you guys! :U Rock:
    And I hope to pass it on with stuff I am good at. . . :loveya:

    ~Inga
     
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  10. wolfiebear

    wolfiebear New Member

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    Well, HI James! :omg2:Great to see a familiar face here!
    ~Inga
     
  11. night eagle

    night eagle Active Member

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    personally, i think you should contact the movers and file an insurance claim as they broke your equipment...most legitimate movers carry several hundred thousand dollars in coverage for moves. file a claim, get it fixed by a pro or make them replace it. then file a claim on your insurance for loss of income.

    hopefully everyone was covered...


    mark galoob
     
  12. ironchef

    ironchef Very Active Member

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    Wow lol
     
  13. wolfiebear

    wolfiebear New Member

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    Unfortunately, they were not professional movers and I am trying to track them down for other damages as well. It's all a mess. Grrrr...... :banghead: Sometimes trying to save money ends up costing more in the end.

    But thank goodness to this forum the cutter is running again.:thumb:
    ~Inga
     
  14. SD&F

    SD&F Very Active Member

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    Howdie from North Georgia and I am glad you got it going again.
     
  15. Gino

    Gino Major Contributor

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    Welcome from PA..........................
     
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