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Lyman 2500 pro magnum turbo tumbler just failed

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by 1KPerDay, Jul 2, 2013.

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  1. 1KPerDay

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    SUPER PRO MAGNUM EXTREEEM TURBOOOOOO!!

    http://www.midwayusa.com/product/514805/lyman-turbo-2500-pro-magnum-case-tumbler-110-volt

    Couple of years old, I generally tumble batches for 8 hours. Maybe that's my problem?

    motor ripped/broke the threads out of the plastic housing. Motor just rattling around in the base.

    I imagine I just need to buy a new one? Is there another one that's proven more reliable? I REALLY like the large capacity of this thing.
     
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    All those vibrating tumblers contain the seeds of their own undoing, if you will. Eventually (often pretty quickly), they just tear themselves apart. Sometimes it's just a wire that needs to be resoldered. Sometimes not.

    If a Thumler's tumbler weren't large enough--if I really had to do big batches all the time--I'd look into a small cement mixer.
     
  4. Jesse Heywood

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    Did you call Lyman to see if they would do anything for you?
     
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    No; based on other customer reports after a year the warranty's up, and the replacement parts offered cost about the same as a new tumbler.

    I'm not too upset, and I really liked this tumbler. It holds A LOT of brass, worked well, and was quiet. In retrospect a couple of months ago it stopped being quiet (likely when the plastic bosses started to crack) and that should have told me something was up. I looked as closely as I could but didn't see anything obviously wrong).

    But I would like to buy something similar that won't blow up in a year or two. Maybe that's an impossible dream.
     
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    I tumble all day or overnight often, and so far so good with mine. As posted, it may be something simple like a loose wire.
     
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    I have the same model Lyman....5 years old....so far so good. But probably this is a good head's up to check the guts for tightness and wires for wears. Thanks.
     
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    Thumler's UV-18
     
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