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Idler Not Moving

Dec 30, 2018 1:29 pm

For some reason, my idler has stopped moving entirely. This happened after loosening the two idler screws that hold it to the motor and pushing a bit to the left to get it off the body of the selector. I can get it to move a tiny tiny bit by messing with those screws but no matter what tightness I put them at, the idler will not move on boot. All the lights start blinking amber as if something was blocking the selector from moving. The selector also does not move but I do not believe that's the problem. I think once I get the idler moving, the selector will move. Any advice on this?

Best Answer by PJR » Dec 30, 2018 1:42 pm
1. You posted this in the MMU1 forum; I will move it to MMU2.
2. Sounds as though your FINDA ball is stuck. Remove the FINDA and ball, then clean out the ball chamber.

Peter

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Re: Idler Not Moving

Dec 30, 2018 1:42 pm

1. You posted this in the MMU1 forum; I will move it to MMU2.
2. Sounds as though your FINDA ball is stuck. Remove the FINDA and ball, then clean out the ball chamber.

Peter
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Re: Idler Not Moving

Dec 30, 2018 2:11 pm

Thank you, Peter. I will try this tonight and come back with results.

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Re: Idler Not Moving

Dec 31, 2018 2:13 am

Turns out I had my F.I.N.D.A pushed to far down and had it a little bit to tight. Thank you for the solution!

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