[Frameworks] Elmo 16-CL DIY repair question

From: Mike Morris <m_alex_morris_at_yahoo.com>
Date: Sat, 15 Oct 2011 12:18:35 -0700 (PDT)

Hello all,

I've had good luck with finding recommendations here for common repairs on Eiki projectors but I haven't been able to find anything about a similar problem that I've run into on an Elmo projector. Like the grommet/bushing inside the focus knob on Eiki's that turns into rubbery gunk, the black rollers that engage to guide the film through the slot close to the rear of the Elmo (3 or 4 of them, one right by the exciter lamp for the optical reader) have decomposed into tar. In an Eiki, similar rollers are just white plastic i believe, but in this case they were some kind of rubber that obviously didn't have much of a shelf life. Any recommendations for what to replace these with? The heat shrink idea from David Tetzlaff's website worked perfectly for the focus knob, but I don't know that I could find any big enough for these rollers, or if that would be ideal for coming into contact with the film...Any ideas welcome!  Thanks so much!

Mike Morris
Dallas, Texas

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