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    Old 07-08-2018, 08:14 AM
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    I thought that I would start a new thread more specific than what I'll touch upon when I post to Colorado get-together?

    Courtney has a foot controller that needs to be rewired and doesn't know how to get it apart and then hopefully get it back together properly. The top portion that activates the controller has been removed. The question is "how to get it apart?". There are two clips on either end that go all the way through the base and cover.

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    Thank you for anyone who can help.


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    Old 07-09-2018, 06:38 AM
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    I guess the holed out metal sheet comes off, the round shiny metal bits at each end of it probably holds it in place? I'm not sure what the screws on the side holds, they might need to come off too. Can you detect anything by closer investigating the joints and moving parts?
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    Old 07-09-2018, 07:00 AM
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    The pedal had been taken off by two screws and it actuates the arm inside. Part of the pedal is bent and one can see it in the last picture on the left end. It appears that the screws on the side actually hold the inside mechanism in place. The perforated metal needs to come off, but the circular clips are bent through both the solid an perforated metal casings.

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    I still lean towards gently prying the circular clips open. If they are steel you can probably get them back on, if they are aluminium be extra gentle when opening them, it breaks much easier. Trust yourself mostly, you are the one holding it in your hands.
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    I asked the resident engineer, who said, "Oh, asking for a friend, are you?" Love his sense of humor, it's his secret to job security. Anyway, after the usual engineer hemming and hawing, he agreed with Mickey2. I think I'd take it to the harbor freight store, conveniently located less than a mile away, and check to see if the hog ring pliers would work on it. These are the pliers that open when you squeeze the handles instead of closing. Very handy tool. Once you have it you use it a lot more often than you'd think. Wish I could find mine, lol. Having ADD makes me the black hole for tools. If its spring steel, it will be able to open and shut a few times. If not, it might break or deform so its no longer useful. In which case, there may be a hog ring the right size to replace it. Hog rings are also.used on the bottom of chain link fences to anchor the links to the cable that keeps it taut and prevents squeezing under the bottom of the fence. They may have another name but hog rings should get you there. If there's a well stocked farm or feed store closer to you, or an OSH, you may be able to get them there, too.
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    Old 07-10-2018, 06:53 PM
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    Thank you. At first I thought the hog ring pliers might not work on these, but they might.

    I have let him know that I have posted so we will see if he can get the original controller rewired.


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