Re: Dec drive problem

thefamily90 Phillips

Spoke directly with George and we tested the motor different ways. He told me to be careful as an out of balanced scope will spin when I remove everything. He is getting a work order (?) for me and I will be shipping it in next week.

Thanks everyone!


From: <> on behalf of uncarollo2 <chris1011@...> via <chris1011@...>
Sent: Friday, September 4, 2020 10:05 AM
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Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Dec drive problem
Hi Jim,

Remove these 5 screws to remove the gearbox from the mounting plate:

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From: thefamily90 Phillips <thefamily90@...>
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Sent: Fri, Sep 4, 2020 10:02 am
Subject: [ap-gto] Dec drive problem

Subject: Dec drive problem
One of my older AP 1200 go to mounts has a problem. The deck drive does not work properly. When I use the keypad to move the mount north or south there is just a jerky movement or, the telescope starts going around in a circle nonstop. This happened to a previous mount of mine years ago and George at AP was able to fix/replace it. I cannot recall which screws/bolts to remove to remove the drive. I will also have to get a work order number as well. Here is a pic. Thanks for any help.
The mount is at my farm and I will only be here until Monday so I need to get the drive off so I can ship it when I get back home.



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