Replacing gripper

DelPo2016

Professional
I’m replacing the gripper (old one cracked) on my revo 4000. At least I think it’s called a gripper, just the Metal block that grabs the string. I took the old one off no problem but I’m really struggling with putting the new one on. I feel like I’m missing something as alpha’s guy said it should be super simple. Anyone experienced this before? I’m not great with this kind of thing. Thanks

 

DelPo2016

Professional
Super simple? Right except for getting all the roller bearings in.
Ok so does that mean I am to unscrew parts of the gripper? Cause that’s what I thought I had to do but the alpha guy said I don’t have to and I don’t see how that is physically possible
 

Irvin

Talk Tennis Guru
I don’t know any other way. If they said you didn’t have to I’d call them back. Are you replacing just the gripper plates or the complete assembly?
 
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Wes

Professional
Well, based on how you're holding the gripper assembly (in your photo), you have it backwards (relative to how your machine is oriented).
 

DelPo2016

Professional
Well, based on how you're holding the gripper assembly (in your photo), you have it backwards (relative to how your machine is oriented).
oh yeah that’s my bad. Thankfully I at least know that much about stringing
 

sammy

New User
did you ever get this resolved? I'm trying to replace mine as well. just saw this post.
so the whole assembly needs to be replaced? where do they even sell this part? is it called gripper?
 

DelPo2016

Professional
did you ever get this resolved? I'm trying to replace mine as well. just saw this post.
so the whole assembly needs to be replaced? where do they even sell this part? is it called gripper?
I’m out of town for a while but I never figured it out. The problem for me was the string would always slip out when I tried to pull tension. In contacting alpha they said sometimes the gripper (didn’t realize it was a separate part either) can have a small fracture, which mine did. They promptly sent me a free replacement but I feel like it’s impossible to put it on without taking it fully apart. I think I’ll wait till a friend can come over who’s good with stringing machines cause I’m useless at taking things apart

not sure what company yours is but the best bet is probably contacting the manufacturer as I did and they should sort you out
 

sammy

New User
I’m out of town for a while but I never figured it out. The problem for me was the string would always slip out when I tried to pull tension. In contacting alpha they said sometimes the gripper (didn’t realize it was a separate part either) can have a small fracture, which mine did. They promptly sent me a free replacement but I feel like it’s impossible to put it on without taking it fully apart. I think I’ll wait till a friend can come over who’s good with stringing machines cause I’m useless at taking things apart

not sure what company yours is but the best bet is probably contacting the manufacturer as I did and they should sort you out
ok thanks for the info. I got some information on another thread to try clean it first so will try this first. thanks!
 
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