Picked up prince p200

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  1. Hoons54

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    I picked up for 140 and the compressor isn't running. Thought I give it a shot at troubleshooting it. Also gave me bunch of old gamma strings :)

    I checked the fuse and it looks fine... Guess ill take the cover off and start tinkering with it.
     
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    Any ideas on what I should check next?
     
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    Is it plugged in?
     
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    Call Tennis Machines on Tuesday, or try Monday, but it's a Holiday. JC will help you figure out what is wrong. They also have all the spare parts to those models.

    I've read somewhere you can use a pancake compressor (like a porter cable or dewalt) if the compressor died, since it uses air to pull the tension.
     
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    Thanks Lakers!
     
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    Check for power at input to the compressor. There is probably some type of switch to turn the compressor on and off.

    EDIT: Better yet if you are not familiar with electronics leave it alone. Stray electrons can be a hazard.
     
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    I'd be interested to find out what you find when you get it working. I have a compressor for a MP100 that I can't get to load pressure. It's the same compressor for the P200 but just comes on and hums and never fills up or stops.

    I string w/ a P200 that works. Just used it a few hours ago. Don't lose that plastic collar. It serves as a bearing to keep the table turning smoothly. Mine never came w/ one and I just recently purchased large washers to help it turn and lifted the table high enough to get 360* rotation.
     
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    dak95_00, I wonder if you could cut your own washer out of a flat side of a milk jug.
     
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    It works now! It was just a loose wire.
     
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    The brake assembly didn't come with it. Found out while I was reading the manual and there was a pic of it. Instead there was some clamp that I could set on the bar so racquet handle doesn't hit the tensioner. Is that the purpose of the brake assembly?
     
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    Nope, I think it's just too keep the racket handle from hitting the tensioner. Got any pictures?
     
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    Mine doesn't have a brake and I've never needed it. I'm going to have to shoot a new video of how I stopped the wobble on it and enabled it to turn 360 degrees.
     
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    Pic of what came with the machine
     
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    Pic from the manual. As u can see its different. So I'm not sure what the purpose of the brake assembly is and if I'm even using the device in the previous pic as its intent
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    I have been stringing on my p100 for 20+ years. Recently I bought a p200 for $50. After tinkering with it it works too! I have it in ghe garage for parts. I do not think tennis machines has parts any more.
     
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    Did yours have the brake assembly?
     
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    Brake assembly?
     
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    Mine has a brake assembly exactly as you have pictured. I use the brake when stringing Prince O port racquets. Tightening the knob compresses jaws on a thin circle of steel, like a brake disc, which holds the turntable tight.
     
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    My mounting supports are cracking. I think they are made of delrin?

    I heard they don't make these anymore so what can I do in the meantime? I'm thinking about applying some glue to the cracks. What kind should I use? Epoxy type?
     
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