Re: [Frameworks] Elmo 16-CL DIY repair question

From: Nate Cummings <>
Date: Sat, 15 Oct 2011 15:30:54 -0400

Could you forward the link to David Tetzlaff's website with the solution for
the focus knob? I have this problem with two projectors at the moment.



On Sat, Oct 15, 2011 at 3:18 PM, Mike Morris <>wrote:

> 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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