Durst DA 900 head position

Discussion in 'Darkroom Developing and Printing' started by Dandolo, May 3, 2007.

  1. Dandolo

    Dandolo Guest

    The head on this medium format enlarger I've acquired won't keep its
    position with the fastening bolt and is impossible to raise without
    pushing it up with all your might. I can't help but imagine there must
    be some counter-weight or spring system missing. Does anybody have an
    idea how to fix this?
     
    Dandolo, May 3, 2007
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    dan.c.quinn Guest

    I'd check for any hardware attachment points minus the hardware.
    My Omega B8 has a spring coil at top, the band of which engages
    the carriage to pull upward. Dan
     
    dan.c.quinn, May 4, 2007
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    darkroommike Guest

    Most Durst enlargers (the ones I've used anyway) also use a
    wide flat spring to counterbalance the head. On my M601 the
    coil housing is in the carriage. The spring attaches to the
    top of the column on the back side with a couple of screws.
    darkroommike
     
    darkroommike, May 5, 2007
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  4. Dandolo

    Dandolo Guest

    Thanks, this is certainly the problem I have. I'll look out for the
    part.
     
    Dandolo, Jun 8, 2007
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    bombardy

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    Durst 900

    Hi, did you find a spring, I have tha same problem
     
    bombardy, Jun 1, 2010
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