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Christie Platter question 27 Sep 2001 22:49 #21046

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I just set up a used Christie platter I bought a couple months ago. It seems to be in pretty good shape, but there are a couple problems. First and foremost: one of the platters moves clockwise!! I changed the cards around and the same platter will go the wrong direction. But when I change the motors, the platter with the "bad" motor is the one to move clockwise. Anyone know a fix?

The second question is about the rpm's. I ran a reel of trailers through the machine today and the platters are running a little slow. Not slow enough to wrap once around, but about 1/2 way. It makes me nervous because the brains aren't flush with the platter like my old Xetron platter brains were and the film looks like it hits the edge of the brain and could cause a scratch.

I have the manual and the only mention of the direction of the platter I could find was where it said to check and make sure each went counter clockwise. As far as the speed, we tried changing the little dials on the cards themselves, but it didn't help.

And no, I don't want to run changeovers.

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Re: Christie Platter question 28 Sep 2001 01:32 #21047

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Is the deck in question set on "make-up" mode?
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Re: Christie Platter question 28 Sep 2001 09:41 #21048

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And even if the switch is set to run vs. make up it could be broken. Does it reverse when switched?
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Re: Christie Platter question 28 Sep 2001 12:22 #21049

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It runs in reverse in make up and take down modes. I moved the motor up to the top platter since I am short and I really can't reach the top platter that easily anyway--but one of these days I may need that third platter.
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Re: Christie Platter question 28 Sep 2001 18:32 #21050

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My Christie AW2 has D.C. motors. Guess what happened when I reversed the polarity on one when installing a new plug . . . .
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Re: Christie Platter question 28 Sep 2001 19:46 #21051

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Problem is fixed. Switched the wires on the plug and it is spinning the right direction! Thanks guys.
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