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Old 07-12-2019, 07:13 PM   #1
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Default Spintech feeder plate help.

We have several spintech feeders and they all work good except for one. When I test it the plate spins well but it doesn't lower when it spins like the other ones.
Anyone have this problem? I tried a new battery to no avail.

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Old 07-13-2019, 06:43 AM   #2
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Its probably your motor spinning the wrong direction. You may be able to reverse polarity to change the spin direction. A couple of mine wouldn’t. I had to buy a new motor.
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Old 07-13-2019, 07:13 AM   #3
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Have you taken it apart and cleaned it? Make sure set screw is tight on motor?
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Old 07-13-2019, 07:35 AM   #4
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Run them dry, no lubes. Contact cleaner and a small wire brush. The motor could be getting weak also ( not spinning fast enough )
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Old 07-13-2019, 09:27 AM   #5
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The motor has to spin to the right. If it spins left it won’t work. It will do just like you described. Switch the positive with the negative on the battery. This should reverse polarity and spin the motor shaft in the opposite direction. If it doesn’t you will need a new motor. I had the same problem with some spare motors that wouldn’t change direction even when switching polarity. A new motor solved my problem.
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Old 07-13-2019, 10:55 AM   #6
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Thanks. The spinner is spinning the correct way. It seems to spin fast enough. Maybe I'll try a new motor and see if it spins even faster.
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Old 07-13-2019, 03:11 PM   #7
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Check the spinner plate and make sure the small bolts are thre that attach to the motor plate and the spinner plate Mine have a tendency to have the nuts back off and drop out causing the plate to barely spin enough to sling out the corn with just enough pressure from the motor plate against the spinner plate Oh like said before check your set too
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Old 07-13-2019, 03:12 PM   #8
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Thanks. The spinner is spinning the correct way. It seems to spin fast enough. Maybe I'll try a new motor and see if it spins even faster.
You could confirm or eliminate that quick by taking that plate to one of the other units you have working fine.
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Old 07-13-2019, 05:42 PM   #9
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You could confirm or eliminate that quick by taking that plate to one of the other units you have working fine.
May do that. Thanks. Kinda hard when they are full of corn though.
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Old 07-14-2019, 01:15 PM   #10
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May do that. Thanks. Kinda hard when they are full of corn though.
Actually it's not hard. Just stuff a rag up into the funnel, then take the plate off and pull the rag out. I do it all the time with my Eliminator spin plates because they are always getting gummed up and I have to take them off to get them cleaned good.
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Old 07-14-2019, 01:31 PM   #11
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Have you tried manually spinning the plate to compress the spring?? I just bought two of these units / feeders from Spintech that were on sale 1/2 price...they had been sitting out for a while & both off the spinning mechanisms (spring / screw) needed a good cleaning & could feel some crud when I first checked them. Hold the shaft & turn the plate to compress. Maybe you just have an obstruction??
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