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ZW fixed voltage dial repair

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Posted by wkmanley on Friday, June 29, 2012 9:02 PM

Thanks for the encouragement.  I was using a log pin and a mallet, tap tap tap.  I tried the pin with a standard hammer bam bam the pin moved into the plastic. Couldn't pound any more so I used my new vice grips on the pin on the outside of the case  and hit them with the hammer to finish  the job. Worked great,  My trouble was not hitting the pin hard enough and not bracing the transformer so it could not move.

Thanks to all,

Bill

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Posted by Boxcar Bill on Friday, June 29, 2012 2:11 PM

I use a 1/8" x 12" Drift Punch, haven't broke on yet.

 

Bill

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Posted by scrager on Friday, June 29, 2012 1:38 PM

You should be able to get it out from the inside by using a longer narrow implement like a phillips screwdriver, or a long phillips bit for a driver, or maybe a drill extension  and tapping on the end of the screwdriver while the other end is up against the back of the pin at the lowest angle you can get the implement.  If it hasn't been out before it may take a few hard taps to get it going.  Just make sure the end is on the pin.

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Posted by Stourbridge Lion on Thursday, June 28, 2012 10:23 PM

wkmanley - Welcome to trains.com! Cowboy

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ZW fixed voltage dial repair
Posted by wkmanley on Thursday, June 28, 2012 8:55 PM

I am trying to remove the right hand voltage assembly from a ZW transformer but am stumped at removing a pin that runs through the dial and serves as a stop to the dial. The repair guide says remove the pin by tapping from within the case to push it out.  It appears to be pressed into the case and will not budge with tapping from the inside.  I afraid to break the case getting the pin out. Any suggestions would be appreciated.  The pin sets in an open slot in the ring and I am thinking of cutting a path in the ring leading to the edge to work the wring out that way.  I'd have to cut a similar path in the replacement to get it on.  Is this a good Idea of are there other ways.

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