NEOS 1000- Replacing tool tray pad

brownbearfalling

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Anyone know how to replace the tool tray pad on a prince NEOS 1000?

I tried loosening both hex nuts the hold the tool tray and the top portion to the floor stand. I separated the top from the floor stand. Assumed that the tool tray would separate from the top portion by pulling it apart but it didn’t on my machine.
 

Rabbit

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@brownbearfalling are you talking about the green ribbed pad? IIRC you remove one hex bolt and then you can take off the tension tray table which leaves the bottom tray. The mat is just laid in there.
 

MAX PLY

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^^^Rabbit is right--there should be two column screws (both accessible via the collar on the tool tray)-one holds the tension tray table in place (that should be the lower one) and the other (the upper one) holds the tool tray table in place--you should only have to loosen the bottom one, lift off the tension tray table and that will leave the tool tray table remaining--just replace the green ribbed pad with a new one--should be simple. The first couple of pages of the Neos manual shows how it all fits together. I guess it's possible you have some rust that's holding them together but you should be able to separate them by hand. I guess you could use a rubber hammer as a very last resort. If that's the case, clean it well before you put it back together. Good Luck.
 
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brownbearfalling

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Thanks for the responses guys. I did remove both hex bolts and tried separating the pieces. Tried twisting it off and light pressure. Guess I just need some more force on it.
 

brownbearfalling

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@brownbearfalling are you talking about the green ribbed pad? IIRC you remove one hex bolt and then you can take off the tension tray table which leaves the bottom tray. The mat is just laid in there.
I'm replacing the green ribbed pad. I'm custom cutting one from cabinet liner I purchased from Home Depot. The liner cost $6 and I am able to cut 2 pads for the turn table tool tray and 1 pad for the larger tool tray with 1/2 of the material still left.
 

MAX PLY

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I still cannot imagine what is keeping the two pieces from separating if all of the set screws have been removed. Can you rotate the tool tray around the post at all? Maybe send a pic?
 

brownbearfalling

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Finally got it off. Looks like on my machine the post is bulged to create a snug fit and the top portion is scored which created a sort of lock.

I tried using a hammer on it. Didn't work. My ears are still ringing. I got it out by continually rotating it while pulling on it hard. It was definitely stuck together.
 

Irvin

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I tried using a hammer on it. Didn't work. My ears are still ringing. I got it out by continually rotating it while pulling on it hard. It was definitely stuck together.
Had you called JC Yesterday before resorting to the hammer he probably would have had some easier method.
 

Rabbit

G.O.A.T.
You simply cannot be that obtuse. Unlike you, I have done business with JC on multiple occasions. I have lauded JC on other threads and at every opportunity. I have purchased two machines from JC. I have referred JC business and gotten thanks from him. To post otherwise is simply disingenuous or downright dishonest.

Had you called JC Yesterday before resorting to the hammer he probably would have had some easier method.
To your post quoted above, answer this: what good does it do? Answer? None. It serves only to remind the OP that "had he but listened to you the great and omniscient one, the Maven of Marietta he would have been saved".

That is my real problem with you. You post under the guise of helping, but what you really seek is self-promotion. You are nothing more than a Georgia-based Kardashian wannabe except with a very ugly mean streak. You create your "lab" out of dowels, paper towel holders, decorative clothespins and other items you've recovered from Walmart or the dustbin. It seems like you're trying to be the professor on Gilligan's Island.

You rationalize solutions to problems that don't exist and then you spend countless hours trying to convince others of your intellectual superiority and that they are subservient and inferior to you. When, in fact, you are just some yokel who strings at home.

If you can't say something helpful, then please STFU.
 

graycrait

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@brownbearfalling , Back to the OPs question? I loosened one hex bolt and lifted the upper apparatus completely off the stand, exposing the lower tool tray. Total time was 2 minutes max and most of that was taking out upper tray tools and glide bars. Are you sure yours wasn't rusted/bent/aftermarket paint or something that made it stick. No hammer or twisting needed on my part. I don't use the lower hex screw, 'cause I like it when everything has an ability to "twirl." Once out I cleaned and put new Lubriplate grease on the stem. Oiled up the upper stem without putting any oil on the brake disc or pads. Should be good to go for another half decade or more.
 
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Irvin

Talk Tennis Guru
@brownbearfalling , Back to the OPs question? I loosened one hex bolt and lifted the upper apparatus completely off the stand, exposing the lower tool tray. Total time was 2 minutes max and most of that was taking out upper tray tools and glide bars. Are you sure yours wasn't rusted/bent/aftermarket paint or something that made it stick. No hammer or twisting needed on my part.
Clearly something went wrong with @brownbearfalling’s machine causing it to lock up. I’m sure JC with his vast experience with these machines could have given him some helpful advice.
 
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