Discussion in 'Stringing Techniques / Stringing Machines' started by nhstennis, Nov 5, 2006.
is anybody familiar with hissing coming from the tensioner in this machine? Is this normal?
Sounds as if you have an air leak. This is a pneumatic machine that relies on air pressure. I think Tennismachines Inc. services them.
If you only hear the hissing when the tensioner is moving, I don't think that is a problem.
the sound can be heard when not tensioning?
Can i continue stringing or should i get i call tmachines?
can i keep stringing if teh sound emits even when not strinnging
Yes, of course you can. The issue is tension consistency. If you have a way to check your final tension<string meter for example> and your results don't vary, it will work until it breaks. Remember, all machine will need to be serviced or replaced, & the P_200 is not a youngster.
Can you listen to see where the hissing is coming from? Is it from the air tank (cannister), or up near the tension head itself (in a valve)?
Do a soap bubble test on all the air joints. Apply a small amount of soapy water to each union and look for bubble formation. That will tell you if it is leaking from a place it shouldn't be leaking from - or if the air is escaping from the system as part of normal ops.
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