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R.I.P. TURBO 1200 PRO TUMBLER 2013-2019

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Tony k, Feb 10, 2019.

  1. Tony k

    Tony k Member

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    The main power cord insulation managed to vibrate itself apart. Now, you'd think it would be easy to get in there and wire in a new one. The catch is the springs that vibrate/ support the upper part are glued into place.

    Anyone ever disassembled one of these?
     

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  2. troy fairweather

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    nope, my dad has had his for longer then i have been alive. should be like a clam shell to get it to it. they should be pretty simple inside, new cords are cheap to, at worst call lyman maybe they can help.
     
  3. FROGO207

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    You need to take a pair of water pump or linesman pliers and squeeze the top and bottom of the wire clamp together well and pull it out. Shorten the wire or replace it with a longer one that you have used crimp type butt splices to patch the wires with first. Make the splice on the inside to keep it safe. Put the new wire in the clamp squeeze it and reinsert it in the case. Taking off the bottom cover should be easy just a few screws.
     
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  4. Tony k

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    That was my basic plan.

    Regarding screws to access the motor area:. There are none from the bottom. If I could figure out how to remove the springs, I'd be home free.

    A little cutting on the bottom of the motor housing might be in order.
     
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  5. FROGO207

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    Never had one of that brand. Might be that the threaded rod that holds the basket keeps the thing together. You must have let it run while up against something to get wear there. I would look for and remedy this problem in the future.
     
  6. RandyP

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    I just looked at mine.

    If you remove the four nuts that hold the motor to the top plate, does it not just lift off? Looks like basic hot-melt glue on the top of the springs, probably for ease of assembly.
     
  7. 25-20 WCF

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    No idea how to repair one, mine has lasted over 25 years and just keeps on buzzin’.


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  8. Tony k

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    That's what I thought too, but the glued springs are the what keep me from getting in there.
     
  9. Tony k

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    Logical conclusion, but I run it in a pretty open space. Besides,if it was buzzing up against something it would drive me bananas in about one second. I've noticed that cord tends to be pretty stiff in cold weather. I often let it run overnight in 0-20 deg f temps.

    Maybe I'll dig into it tomorrow. I had too much snow to plow tonight.
     
  10. Scooter22

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    Might be a "hot glue". Try a hair dryer or heat gun gently on it. What do you have to loose? It's broke so breaking it more just may fix it.:thumbup: OH just saw your last post with the 0-20 degree temps. I doubt any reloading tumbler was made to run in those temps.
     
  11. Tilos

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    Prying the bottom off will get you access to the motor/wiring.
    It may be plastic welded but you can duct tape it back on...or leave it off :uhoh:
    :D
     
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