Base Clamp won't lock

Dan007

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I have Alpha pioneer dc plus and used it for about a year now. Recently I have been having trouble with the base clamp on the machine. The swivel clamp works perfectly but the bottom clamp used to lock in position do not lock. Can this problem be fixed easily or do I have to contact Alpha? Any information would be appreciated.
 

iplaybetter

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without more description we cant tell you much, if you call alpha they will walk you through repair and explain it, Mark really does a great job
 
Clamp Base won't Lock?

Dan: Sounds like the base is out of adjustment. All you need to do is get a allen wrench (2.5 or 3 mm) and make the adjustment.

To make the adjustment, pop off the black plastic cover on the base. Next turn the clamp base so it's perpendicular to the track, this will line up the access to the adjustment screw. Turn the screw small amounts clockwise or counter clockwise until the lock lever is in the 6 o'clock position of the base.

I hope this makes sense, because there's no other adjustment unless the base has broken loose from the track.

Good Luck,

Albert
 
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jim e

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Alberts adjustment listed above is the most common adjustment to make every so often, as I needed to do that when I 1st got my machine, and every # of racquets needed to do again for about 3 times, now it has been fine for a good long time without an adjustment.(mine uses a 3mm hex wrench)

There is another adjustment on my machine, may be different on yours, under each track on mine on turntable there is a plastic plug, pop that out, swivel the base so it is under that, and there is a nut there. Some times that can work loose and need slightly tightened as well, although mine never had needed that, I know that adjustment is there.(That happened to someone else on these forums about a year ago). Good luck! Jim
 
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Dan007

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Dan: Sounds like the base is out of adjustment. All you need to do is get a allen wrench (2.5 or 3 mm) and make the adjustment.

To make the adjustment, pop off the black plastic cover on the base. Next turn the clamp base so it's perpendicular to the track, this will line up the access to the adjustment screw. Turn the screw small amounts clockwise or counter clockwise until the lock lever is in the 6 o'clock position of the base.

I hope this makes sense, because there's no other adjustment unless the base has broken loose from the track.

Good Luck,

Albert

Albert, you were right on about the base having to be adjusted. I just popped the black cover and adjusted, so the base works just like new. Thanks for your help.:)
 
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