OOOPPS. My scope fell and the counter weight shaft broke off. There is a plate that could be screwed on but I cannot get the replacement part from Meade. Mine is a 2080 GEM circa 1985 model. Where perchance could I replace that plate. Would appoxy glue do the trick otherwise? The counterweight is HEAVY.
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Turn the circuit breaker off to the pump. Undo the band that holds the motor and flex plate to the pump. Unscrew the 5 screws on the diffuser ( front of pump ) That will expose the impeller. Remove the rear cover of the motor, (2 -1/4" screw heads) Pull off the rear cover. The impeller might have a screw in the center of it. If it does, the screw is left handed thread. Turn the screw clockwise to remove. Use a 7/16" open end wrench to hold the shaft at the rear of the motor. Put the wrench behind the plate with the two springs on the shaft. You might have to turn the shaft a little to get the wrench on. Remove to screw and remove the impeller, (counter clockwise). Unscrew the 4 motor flange bolts and pull the flex plate from the motor.
That's OK. When IR broke off did it leave any hole into the cavity of the
scope? If it did, use some black anodized aluminum (or black plastic) plate
1/16 or smaller and mold it and fit to where it broke off only if there are
Once the plate been fitted tightly. Now you drill some holes. The number of
drill holes is up to you. Go down to your local fastener business, the carry all
kinds of screws, machine screw, bolts, nuts, everything that you might need. Get
the machine screws that are the self threading. They will look like a little
machine screw with SAE threads but it will be tapered on end with a small notch
cut in the end. This way you will not have to use a tap to thread the
holes.-----One more thing here, pre-tap the drill with self tapping machine
screws. This way you can clean out the scope cavity Then apply a thing layer of
black rubber cement to the cover plate and then screw the machine screws. The
length of the machine screw are critical. You don't want the to long where the
reach far into the scope cavity. It could disrupted the flow of light to the NV
Now, for a IR lumination. Get head light with one high luminating bulb. Get
an IR lens and have it fitted to the head light, now you have IR lumination.
Simple, hey. stewbison
Are you referring to the two counter weights that are suppose to screw onto the front section of the drum behind the front concealment panel?
If so, these weights don't just fall off. If they just fell off, this means the mounting has failed. They are quite simple to install. They generally are screwed into place. Click here to view an exploded diagram of the unit. The counter weights are labeled as 321 and 322 on the provided diagram. Are those the "concrete blocks" you are referring to?
Hello,(1)Open the door and remove the two screws in the door lock latch
plate on the edge of the door by backing them out with a Phillips
screwdriver in a counter clockwise direction. (2)Remove the two
screws (located on the interior lock face plate)holding both halves of
the lock assembly to the door by backing them out with a Phillips
screwdriver in a counter clockwise direction,pull each side of the lock
assembly from the door,using a flat blade screwdriver to pry them off
if needed. (3)Pry the latch bolt out of the door by inserting the edge
of a flat blade screwdriver under the latch plate on the edge of the
door.slide the latch assembly out and set aside.(4)Insert the new latch
assembly into the hole left by the old latch bolt.Trim the recessed
opening with a sharp chisel if the new lock latch plate is larger than
the old latch plate.Secure the latch to the door with the two screws
provided by turning them in a clockwise direction with a Phillips
screwdriver.(5)Hold both side of the new lock assembly to the holes in
the faceof the door.Line up the shaft from the lock cylinder into the
slotted hole in the latch assembly.Make sure the lock face plate with
the screw holes is facing the inside.Attach the lock assembly to the
door by turning in the screws with a Phillips screwdriver in clockwise
direction.(6)Remove the old striker plate from the door jamb by
backing out the two screws with a Phillips screwdriver in a counter
clockwise direction.Install the striker plate that came with lock kit
with the screws provided using a Phillips screwdriver in clockwise
direction. (7)Close the door and test the operation of the lock from
the inside and outside using the turn lever and the key.Make adjustment
to the striker plate if needed by removing the holding
screws.Reposition the striker plate and replace the screws
disconnect power take pump out remove front plate take back cover off motor use 7/16 wrench to hold shaft unless it has a place for a flat head screw driver at the back of the motor while holding shaft unscrew impellar counter clockwise take shaft seal off impellar make sure rubber gromet comes off with seal take back seal plate off motor by unscrewing bolts thru back of motor should be 4 knock out ceramic ring replace ceramic ring with rubber side toward plate reinstal back plate install seal on impeller with with flat side with rubber gromet toward back of impellar. screw impeller back on holding shaft if the shaft is rusty and pitted clean off with sand paper b4 reinstalling impellar lube up oring around front plate screw back tight and reinstal pump.
This is a simple repair. All that should be required is to remove the back panel to access the counterweight. I've performed this repair on several occasions. Loosen the bolts that sandwich the weight between the mounting plates and the whole weight should slide out of its mounted position on the back of the tub. Insert the new weight by sliding it in place and then re-installing the mounting plates and bolts. Tighten until snug. Do NOT overtighten as you may crack the weight. I hope this helps you.