Beseler 23c Gear help

Discussion in 'Darkroom Developing and Printing' started by 10x, Nov 23, 2003.

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    10x Guest

    I am going to replace the broken gears on a Beseler 23C II
    The gears ride on a spring loaded shaft. How does one tension the
    spring on this shaft to so it is at the correct tension.
    It doesn't say how much in the enlarger manual.
    Can anyone help me.
    Also I need an elevation crank, can anyone point me to a source for
    parts please. The local photoshop can get parts but it takes six to
    eight weeks once they place the order.

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    10x, Nov 23, 2003
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    Bob Salomon Guest

    Have you called Beseler?
     
    Bob Salomon, Nov 23, 2003
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    larry_kruzan Guest

    Calumet carries a 23c rebuild kit that has the gears and a few other parts
    you most likely will need to make it just like new. I bought one a could
    years ago to have just in case. I don't remember the price but it did not
    seem excessive. Good luck.

    Larry
     
    larry_kruzan, Nov 24, 2003
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    10x Guest

    Not yet. There were a number of folks who pointed me to photo shops
    that stock these parts and even one fellow with a spare crank.
    I will probably call or email Beseler with my question about spring
    tension.
    Thanks to all who replied.
     
    10x, Nov 24, 2003
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    RWatson767 Guest

    1X
    this shaft to so it is at the correct tension.

    As you face the rear of the enlarger there is a screw on the right side of the
    tube housing the spring. The screw holds the tang of the spring. Loosen the
    screw and allow the tube to rotate slowy until the tension is gone. Replace the
    gears. Retension the spring until the carriage takes equal effort to raise or
    lower the carriage.
    Bob AZ
     
    RWatson767, Nov 24, 2003
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    10x Guest

    As you face the rear of the enlarger there is a screw on the right side of the
    Exact;ly what I wanted to know, it confirms what I suspected.
    Thank you Bob!

    Jerrold
     
    10x, Nov 24, 2003
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