I have a redball windmill that sat for a long time. It looks like a roller may have melted and got into the machine.
The impression lever is hard to push in at times and you have to give it a good push to free it up, but then it goes in and out as the windmill turns and it puts itself back on impression sometimes. by itself.
I’m trying to find the best way to get in and clean out the compartment where this mechanism is. anyone?
pics would be helpful if you have time.
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what is the scale on the impression lever reading when you take a pull with correct packing and have the first sign of impression on the sheet ,even if only faint ? if your reading is much over the zero mark i would think your sheer collar has blown and the bits are hanging in the mechanism , i would assume the base of the machine is not full of crap from die cutting ? if you remove the bolts from the plate at the rear lower centre of the machine and look you may find your shear collar in bits if so that will be your problem . if intact you have to go deeper . Post up your findings or contact me and we will talk you throughit and in the meantime i will go look at mine and my various notes before proceeding as no point in getting plastered in crap without the need.
not sure what you mean by my “scale on the impression lever”.
adjusting the impression lever from 0-5 seems to work fine depending on the paper thickness I’m printing.
are you saying to remove the bolts that hold in the shear collar?
Basically check that your collar is intact and not in bits .
You would know if your rollers had broken down and melted into the relevent area as there will be goo at the base of the platen by the lay bar !The numbers you mention are the scale on your impression lever .