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Kimberly    Posted 04-15-2019 at 21:07:22 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Missing part - 522 spring on touch control - and a question
  • As I was looking at the diagram in the manual to see how things went back together, I noticed that it showed a spring; part 522, on the touch control that I did not have. What I had was several washers. I guess at some point the spring was lost and washers were used to make up the space. Just8Ns has the part so I will call and see about getting one. Always something.

    While I am here, I question about how tight; how much torque, I should apply to the nut on the shaft (part 517); the castle nut, part 33965-S? I first finger tighten and then use a wrench to align the slot in the nut with the hole in the shaft. Will that be OK?

    Kimberly    Posted 04-16-2019 at 13:48:35 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Missing spring ordered. Got a little bit of a break on shipping; a couple of dollars cheaper than the one on fleabay. I wish I had noticed when I placed the first order. I didn't know that the washers were not correct; only noticed when looking at the manual on how it all went back together.

    K.LaRue-VA    Posted 04-15-2019 at 21:25:37 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • The correct tension adjustment for that outer nut and spring is when it takes 4-5 pounds of hand pressure to move the touch control lever. I adjust it so it feels like about 4 pounds to me. Once in a while that outer nut will need a slight tweak tighter whenever the touch control loosens enough to drift on it's own.

    Kimberly    Posted 04-15-2019 at 21:40:53 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Thanks for the info. What about the castle nut that holds the control arm in place? I didn't tighten it a lot, just enough to align the slot so I could put the cotter pin in place.

    WayneIA    Posted 04-15-2019 at 22:21:02 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • That should be a self locking nut , not castellated!

    Kimberly    Posted 04-16-2019 at 11:13:28 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I am not so sure, that shaft has a hole for a cotter pin and that is shown in the parts diagram. No, parts list shows it as a castle nut. I am talking about the nut inside of the lift cover that holds the control shaft to the control lever shaft. I guess it is tight enough and the cotter pin keeps it from turning loose.

    The question did not relate to the spring; it was about how tight to tighten the nut inside of the lift cover.

    WayneIA    Posted 04-16-2019 at 11:44:18 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: Missing part - 522 spring on touch control - and a question
  • Sorry about not reading and understanding the question correctly .Old age is creeping!!!!! That castellated nut should be finger tight, ever so slightly a little side play in the arm and back up to the hole in the shaft so the arm is free to float.

    Kimberly    Posted 04-16-2019 at 11:52:18 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • OK, I think I am good then. Thanks so much. This project is taking way too long; one issue after another. Haven't heard about the helicoil inserts; I might need to send a message; are they on the way. I will eventually get it done. Thanks again. I do appreciate all the help I get on here; you guys are great; I know that I must be a pain at times LOL.

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