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StarWars
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Repairing a Stiff or Binding Dec Slow Motion Knob
      #212477 - 10/04/04 12:41 PM



Repairing a Stiff or Binding Dec Slow Motion Knob.

http://home.att.net/~jblessin/etxdec.htm


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mattyfatz
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Re: Repairing a Stiff or Binding Dec Slow Motion Knob new [Re: StarWars]
      #1672137 - 06/19/07 10:21 PM

I dont think this is applicable to the ETX 70. The knob has a 1" plastic thread, instead of the brass one in your photo.

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WhiteLight
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Re: Repairing a Stiff or Binding Dec Slow Motion Knob new [Re: mattyfatz]
      #2701841 - 10/16/08 07:45 AM

I have a siff/ Binding RA knob. Any ideas? It doesn't twist smoothly, but sticks, making panning quite jumpy.

Edit: Ah. Same guy has a page for this problem as well: Link:

Edited by WhiteLight (10/16/08 07:48 AM)


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dengwer
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Re: Repairing a Stiff or Binding Dec Slow Motion Knob new [Re: WhiteLight]
      #4230480 - 12/05/10 05:32 PM

My wife's ETX 90RA had a sticky dec knob. Upon taking the arms apart I found that the two knobs were both just screwed on to the ends of the shaft. I just grabbed both knobs and unscrewed them slightly (took alot of force with pliers). They work smoothly now. The AZ knob also was jumpy. I took it apart and saw that one plastic disc rode inside another. All kinds of oil, grease, graphite was tried to no avail. I finally rubber cemented (in case I needed to undo it) 3 tiny slivers of easy gliders onto the bottom disc spaced equally around. It is smooth as silk now.

David


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Re: Repairing a Stiff or Binding Dec Slow Motion Knob new [Re: dengwer]
      #6174497 - 11/03/13 09:08 PM

This Link is dead?

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