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#1 Zebenelgenubi

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 09:42 PM

I set up my C9.25 this evening only to find the RA drive motor isn't working. No slew,no whiring. The declination drive is fine. I rebalanced the setup and adjusted the clutch without effect. How does one trouble shoot this situation? The mount is only about one year old.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 10:58 PM

Remove the control panel and swap the connectors on the motors and see if the RA works.

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 08:45 AM

Stan,

Good idea. I had a chance to look at the symptoms since my initial post. I found that the RA will slew counterclockwise (from Polaris point of view) while straining but will not go clockwise independent of how I balance the mount.

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 09:28 AM

Now that sounds mechanical in nature, rather than electronic. You can try backing off the worm gear adjustment on the RA axis to see if it's a binding problem of the worm gear/ring gear.

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