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Machine losing power

Posted by SafireEyz on 11/04/10


I have a Danny Fowler G2 brass shader machine.... it is driving me crazy, it keeps loosing power as I go. I have noticed that the contact screw is getting a little black (why does that happen so much?) so I have to stop tattooing to clean it off... however it still runs like it is loosing power, touching down it bogs down and just about stops. Can anyone give me so pointers on how to get it run smooth again and/or why it is doing this. I have torn it down to bare frame and built it back up, new cap and springs.
Desparate for help.... Thanks! :)



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RE:Machine losing power

Posted by will from IP: 74.240.201.126 on 03/18/11
gallatin, tn United States - website


May have a blown capacitor. If you notice a persistent blue spark when the machine is running that's a good indicator that's it's gone. The black stuff is carbon build up and will occur, but in much greater amounts if you're burning your contact screw since the capacitor is gone. This will also tend to make the machine heat up which will get progressively worse over time. A quick fix on the tuning would be to turn your contact screw to the right some, as it sounds like all that cleaning of the contact point may have reduced the amount of front spring compression. Let me know...


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