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  • Spartan 300 HELP.......

    The last few weeks my Spartan 300 sometimes has a strange issue that I've not seen in the 3 1/2 years of ownership.

    When rodding a line, sometimes coming back in sometimes going out the cable will bind up (one or two revolutions of cable) very tight around the inner drum and I have to run the machine in reverse to loosen things back up.

    I'm going to take it apart soon to check things out but figured I'd ask for advise in the mean time


    ThanX

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    Re: Spartan 300 HELP.......

    Have you been greasing the inner drum grease fitting? Check to make sure the cable has not flipped in the drum, this can cause the same issue. Also if you are running the same cable from 3 1/2 years ago, it might be getting to limber.
    Ron Hasil Lic #058-160417
    A-Archer Sewer & Plumbing specializing in:
    Tankless Water Heaters | Drain and Sewer Cleaning
    Sump and Ejector Pumps | Backflow RPZ Testing

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      Re: Spartan 300 HELP.......

      Originally posted by SewerRatz View Post
      Have you been greasing the inner drum grease fitting? Check to make sure the cable has not flipped in the drum, this can cause the same issue. Also if you are running the same cable from 3 1/2 years ago, it might be getting to limber.

      Yes I grease at least twice per year was done this fall. The first time this happened I ran all the cable out to check things out, make sure the anchor cable was still secure, etc...

      Right before this happens it seems that the cable is very loose in the drum, not on the outer edge of drum as it makes the noise of the cable slipping/rattling around when I first hit the peddle.

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      • #4
        Re: Spartan 300 HELP.......

        You may need a lighter duty grease with this cold weather. My Ridgid 750 wont roll up the cable proper when the guide arm doesn't spin freely and this always happens in the freezing temps. When I had the 750 on the truck with the cold weather I used the heat gun to warm up the auto feed and the guide arm, and all was working right.
        Ron Hasil Lic #058-160417
        A-Archer Sewer & Plumbing specializing in:
        Tankless Water Heaters | Drain and Sewer Cleaning
        Sump and Ejector Pumps | Backflow RPZ Testing

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        • #5
          Re: Spartan 300 HELP.......

          Originally posted by SewerRatz View Post
          You may need a lighter duty grease with this cold weather. My Ridgid 750 wont roll up the cable proper when the guide arm doesn't spin freely and this always happens in the freezing temps. When I had the 750 on the truck with the cold weather I used the heat gun to warm up the auto feed and the guide arm, and all was working right.

          Might very well be the problem.


          ThanX

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          • #6
            Re: Spartan 300 HELP.......

            Saw several K-60's for sale on E-Bay.

            Go with the flow.

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            • #7
              Re: Spartan 300 HELP.......

              Originally posted by fixitright View Post
              Saw several K-60's for sale on E-Bay.

              Go with the flow.



              No thanX I'd rather have my issue than a machine locking up making a buzzing sound

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              • #8
                Re: Spartan 300 HELP.......

                Is your cable rusty?
                Roots beware of the C snake with shark teeth.

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                • #9
                  Re: Spartan 300 HELP.......

                  Originally posted by kol 15 View Post
                  Is your cable rusty?

                  Never, well the anchor cable and sometimes the last 25'. I use it almost every day sometimes multiple times per day it doesn't get much of a chance to rust.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Spartan 300 HELP.......

                    The 1500 was groaning on Monday cause it was so cold.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Spartan 300 HELP.......

                      Originally posted by Plumbducky View Post
                      The 1500 was groaning on Monday cause it was so cold.
                      K 60 needs to warm up ,,,in the frozen tundra of wisconsin

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                      • #12
                        Re: Spartan 300 HELP.......

                        Originally posted by cheesehead plumber View Post
                        K 60 needs to warm up ,,,in the frozen tundra of wisconsin



                        And then some................

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                        • #13
                          Re: Spartan 300 HELP.......

                          Originally posted by AssTyme View Post
                          And then some................
                          Our hearts beat to a different drum!

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