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Altimeter worm gear and gear assembly

I can not find a parts supplier for the plastic gear relacement. The worm gear function properly.

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  • Gary Shepard Dec 20, 2007

    I'm looking for the horizontal motor and gear. The plastic housing broke.

  • Michael Carlo Jun 06, 2013

    need the plastic motor mount



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I may have the parts you need, but cannot tell from your description of the failure. Contact me if you would like to discuss this further pinyachta at hotmail dot com. George

Posted on Jun 27, 2008


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Where can I find detailed instructions for how to remove and replace the auto-focus worm shaft assembly on a Kodak Ektagraphic III AT slide projector?

The link contains the service manual for your unit. These units are repairable. The plastic nylon parts are usually what requires replacement. Parts are readily available. If you elect to do DIY I suggest you take many pictures and notes to aid in reassembly. They are not particularity difficult to repair, but it is very easy to lose your way trying to re-assemble.

They are not intuitive in the operation using lots of little cams and levers to achieve the functions.

Documentation is critical. The most difficult is the timing adjustments. Study the assembly and cycle the unit with covers removed to observe the basic function.

Keep the screws/parts marking their location and grouped

Replacement of the failed worm gear is one of the least difficult to achieve, Parts available on e-bay

Careful not to to touch the bulb or lens.

If you need to remove the lenses document the stack careful for reassembly

I have used lithium grease during reassembly.

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Kodak 760h autofocus does not function

Check with the dealer who is selling you the part, to see if they can provide you with the required pages for disassembly, repair & re-assembly from the Kodak Service Manual. You should be aware that in some cases when this repair is made, it requires the technician to re-calibrate the auto-focus system. To do that, you will need 2 special tools (a "Target Slide" and a "Range Slide"), that were manufactured by Kodak for use on the assembly line and by their authorized warranty repair dealers. You MAY need those, as well.
As you can imagine, all this can begin to get expensive (if you can still get the special tools).... It may be more economical to try to locate another used projector on the internet... Here are 2 dealers I can recommend: For parts & tools -
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Not getting oil to blade tried the screw to adjust but still no oil getting throu !!

Your worm gear assembly is probably frozen in with sawdust and dirt. Take off the oil gear assembly. You will need to take off the clutch and the sprocket, the worm gear is directly underneath. Sometimes they are made out of plastic, sometimes of bronze. They use plastic for newer saws. If the gears do not turn easily, when you use your finger to turn them when they are off. then it is probably a good idea to buy a worm gear and then totally clean the assembly. Put in the new gear and it should work. Also check your chain bar check that the hole is clean. They also have a seal around the worm gear under the clutch assembly. It is good that you replace that too.

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When playing DVDs (tried many different ones) it sticks half way through a film and if starts again has jumped a few frames. Durabrand DVD -420

The problem is in the laser pickup assembly, the stepper rail motor drives a worm gear or a cog plastic wheel which in turn moves the laser tracking system, sometimes I find the worm gear cracks causing the assembly to stick or jump. The only option is replace the part, "if available" and is a tricky repair job.

Mar 14, 2011 | Durabrand Televison & Video

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Ryobi 4450c clogged oil passage

HI There I have the same problem with the same chainsaw. I have stripped mine down and it's fairly simple to gain access to the oil pump. Mine has turned out to be the worm gear that turns the pump and possibly the pump. I am going to replace both but can't find a supplier for the pump and worm gear, if anyone can help me with a supplier that would be great. As for stripping out the pump you have to remove the gear wheel to do this you have to remove the spark plug and insert a tool to stop the engine turning while you tap the gear wheel off. there should be an arrow on the gear wheel but it will be a left hand thread. once this is off thereare a couple of collars around the shaft that will slide off then there is a couple of screws to take a plastic plate off this has to come next. once this is off there is the worm that is like a washer that sits on the shaft and rotates and has a thread on the underside that turns the pump. then there are two screws holding the pump in. Hope this helps.

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Just replaced the worm gear and cleaned out old grease adding clean new grease. Plugged the machine in and it will not run at all. The machine had been working but not well since I had stripped the worm...

Hi PEGNGEORGE. I can understand your frustration after getting all that work done for the gear and grease replacement just to find that it won’t run. Makes you want to scream. But before screaming, let's see what might be causing problems.
If your machine is not getting power to the motor, and you’re confident that the motor was not damaged by the stripped worm gear, which necessitated the replacement in the first place, then there are a few things that we can look at.
The easiest to check are the motor’s brushes. During your disassembly, did you remove either or both of the motor’s brushes (from the side of the mixer’s head)? If yes, then you need to check their alignment on the armatures’ commutator. The concave contact face should be resting completely on the comutator. If you've turned it 90 degrees too much, it wont' seat properly and you'll get no 'juice' to the electric motor so it won't start.
If the answer is no, and you said the mixer worked, but not well after the worm gear stripped, that would lead me to suspect the problem most likely will be with your speed control assembly.
Since you’ve already replaced the stripped worm gear, I imagine you have your mixer’s Parts List manual on hand, but if you don’t, you can download a PDF version from the KA website:
Click on Customer Care>Locate Manuals & Guides> Enter the 6 character model number, in your case use K45SSW, and select the file listed under Parts List (1), K45SSWH0.pdf (341.41 KB). Check to ensure it matches your mixer model.
Turn to pages 6 & 7, titled: Motor And Control Parts, which provides an exploded view for the disassembly and reassembly of your mixer’s electrical components, along with all the parts. You’ll want to focus on Illus. No. 25, Control Plate Assembly.
First inspect around the control plate assembly to ensure all the wire connections are OK. It's possible a connection has come loose. Unfortunately the whole controller assembly is fabricated on a little PC board which was not meant to be 'home fixed', and my 'expertise' ends there. A local small appliance repair shop should be able to determine if the controller assembly is functioning properly or not, or you can just order replacement parts without the testing.
As far as parts go, here are four potential vendors in no particular order:;;; Prices for the same part can vary widely between vendors, so do your comparison shopping.
You may already know about the website links below when you replaced your worm gear, but it’s always good to keep these sites in your ‘toolbox’. Here are some links to several excellent websites that detail the disassembling/reassembly of a KA Mixer.
Between these three websites and their excellent pictures and descriptions and your Parts List manual, you should now be able to completely disassemble and reassemble your mixer.
Good luck and have fun. I hope this helps. Howard, Burke, VA
If this solution has helped you, please rate it, thanks! - hslincoln

Dec 14, 2009 | KitchenAid K45SS Classic Stand Mixer

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Trying to replace the gear worm on a kitchenaid mixer ksm5ps

Hi. Go to the kitchenaid website, search for the parts catalog for your model of mixer. Download the file and use these expolded diagrams to get to the worm gear shaft. You'll have to remove and save the grease when you remove worm gear. This is a messy, but necessary job.

You don't say what caused the worm gear failure in the first place. If you were making a heavy bread dough when it failed, you need to look further than the worm gear.

Once you have removed the top cover of the mixer, look at the now exposed transmission housing at the top front of the mixer. If this is a plastic housing, check it carefully for cracks. If you find cracks anywhere on this housing, you have discovered Kitchenaid's cheap plastic housing. If your warranty has expired, remove this trans. housing. If you've never done this type of work before, I recommend that you take a digital photo at every stage of part removal, as these photos will help you when you re-assemble the mixer.

If you find that the trans. housing has cracks, this is the direct cause of your worm gear failure. You must check for further damage to the worm gear bearings and their seats. Look for cracks and/or pieces broken off of these bearings. Re-assemble in the reverse order using the photos and the drawings to guide you.

Be prepared to wait for a month for your parts to arrive. Insist on a new METAL housing for the under engineered trans. housing. Kitchenaid is now owned by Whirlpool Corp. The product is but a shadow of the way Hobart used to manufacture these mixers. If this solution has assisted you. please rate it. Good luck! ricardok45

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I have a 1265 and took the cover off (unplug first).
There are screws securing the cover: 2 on each side at top, 2 at either end bottom.
Then I disconnected the chain.
There are 3 hex head screws securing the drive gear assembly (of course they thread from the inside out which makes taking them out a bit time consuming). Take care not to damage the circuit board or other electronic connections.
Then at the bottom of the shaft is the "limit switch assembly" that is clipped into the metal housing. Squeeze the 2 on the outside and it should swing free.
Then at the very end of the shaft there is another plastic gear. It is secured by a 3 prong plastic clip. Pull the outside clips away from the shaft while pushing the center piece back through the shaft. The gear should come off and you can now remove the gear and sprocket assembly up through the assembly.
call 800 528 2817 and order the "Gear and Sprocket Assembly".
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