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Old 12-01-2012, 12:57 AM #1
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Empire Z2 issue - Noise while spinning

Hi, my old V2 broke so I decided to upgrade to the Z2...though it seems I've had nothing but problems with it.

I am chopping a lot more paint (quality paint, indoor field) and there is a clicking noise like the drive is getting caught on something. I've used the hopper once after buying it new... I'm not sure if this is an issue with my hopper, but it definitely seems like it. Any advice would be appreciated.

Here is a video of the sound I'm talking about - not sure if this is normal or not...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFuN-5muyP4
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Old 12-01-2012, 10:20 AM #2
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It will make that noise when something is not lined up properly after you have taken apart and put back together. The bottom of the drive cone will rub on the board from what I have noticed.
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Old 12-01-2012, 10:34 AM #3
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That's definitely not put together right, that noise is obviously not what you should be hearing.

I'd make sure everything is properly put together, especially the anti-jam freeway that leads into the loader's feedneck.
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Old 12-01-2012, 07:23 PM #4
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I have the issue now too. I can put one side on with out it making the noise but when i put the other side on it does it

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Old 12-01-2012, 07:51 PM #5
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I haven't taken it apart yet as it's only seen 1 game... I guess I'll look into it. I'll check the freeway, but it does sound like something is scratching the board as it goes by. If I push the board up, the sound goes away...
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Old 12-01-2012, 07:59 PM #6
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I haven't taken it apart yet as it's only seen 1 game... I guess I'll look into it. I'll check the freeway, but it does sound like something is scratching the board as it goes by. If I push the board up, the sound goes away...
I jsut fixed mine (it would go away by pushing the baord up). I took everything off and put it back and it seemed to go away.
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Old 12-01-2012, 10:17 PM #7
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So, I took it apart and it looks like the gear is grinding against a circuit on the board. The board is seated as low as it'll go - but the gear still grinds against it.

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Old 12-02-2012, 02:03 PM #8
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try puttine it all back together and see if it's fine if not they might take it back
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:16 AM #9
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From what we have seen is that the White pulley does have a wobble to it. That can somethings cause a grinding noise too.
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From what we have seen is that the White pulley does have a wobble to it. That can somethings cause a grinding noise too.
All three Z2's that I have owned made some sort of noise, and on all three of them if you took the back plate off and put slight downward pressure on the board the noise would go away.
Seems to me just from my experience the boards need something to hold them in place better.
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Old 12-04-2012, 02:48 PM #11
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Spent most of my morning working on something’s to try to figure out what is going on that would cause that loud of a "grinding or rubbing" noise. From what I can tell from the sound in the video it is as you think, that the black gear is rubbing on the chip. In the below picture check to make sure that the sprocket is installed to where it flat and level in the Slide tray.




In this one make sure that there is no Flashing on it (the small circle had some)



The last thing is just to make sure that Everything is level and installed correctly. This does not solve it completely but it does reduce the overall noise that the loader makes I will continue to see what I can do to take away all rubbing and grinding noises. However you won’t be able to stop the noise for the motor.

One last thing to keep in mind is that with the shells off it will sound quiet but once you add the shells it turns the shells into an amplifier. This will be reduced when you have paint in the loader and you are on the field shooting.

Let me know if any of this is helpful. If nothing else we can have you send it to us and we can look at if for you to see what we can do.
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