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Old 11-13-2013, 12:44 PM #1
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After getting mad sunday that my Dye Rotor v3 kept jamming this past sunday I got to wondering why all of a sudden it was seeming to jam every 5/6 balls but when i took it off the gun it ran fine. Well after 3 days of messing with the Rotor cleaning it and and really taking a deeper look into how it all worked, googling the problem, youtubing, I mean I spent a good deal of time seeing if I could find a fix and nothing. While on youtube I did notice that the good hoppers seemed to be a lot quitter then mine was. So I got to digging. What I noticed is that my Center Rotor Arm had a lot of up and down play in it. I say a lot but about 1/8 of an inch or so of play. With that much play it seemed to me that when the ball stack pressed up while the rotor was on the gun it could press the rotor arm up causing it to slip the gears giving it an instant jam. With this I came up with this solution Here that has seemed to fix my problem. I have now ran 4 pods through it with out a jam using the same paint and set up that i did sunday where i was only getting 5/6 shots before jamming. First things first let look at the Rotor
Looks harmless and much like a rotor but deep inside it is the

I took it apart took the top half of the rotor off then the battery tray, until I got to the rotor arm



Once I got to the rotor arm I saw a black center piece with a screw in it ( sorry don't know the technical lingo for this piece)



By removing the screw the black center piece can be pulled out. I went to my garage and got a few very small washers ( sorry i don't know the exact size)



I simply put 3 of them on the under side of the black plastic piece and screwed the screw back in. What this did was got rid of my wiggle room of the rotor arm, which in return from my experience kept the gears from missing causing the jam.



Like I said I have ran a few pods through the exact set up with the exact same paint i was using this pass sunday and not one jam. I am not saying you will never get a jam again with your hopper but if you like me and your rotor is jamming almost none stop this may be the solution you need for you problem. If I can get more people to test this out if you are having the same problem as I was that would be great its almost to easy of a solution and can easily be reversed. Thanks I Run the Tape

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Old 11-13-2013, 12:57 PM #2
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Interesting. I'm sure this piece just wears out over time.
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Old 11-13-2013, 01:03 PM #3
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Maybe so, after cases and cases of paint plastic is going to wear gradually.
I emailed dye to see what they have to say about it as well hopefully i get a response from them.
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Old 11-13-2013, 01:05 PM #4
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this needs to go on home page so more people see it.
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Old 11-13-2013, 03:51 PM #5
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just got a rotor and I see this being very helpful

take a pic of the finished product so we are all clear
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Old 11-13-2013, 04:10 PM #6
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Old 11-13-2013, 04:30 PM #7
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Old 11-13-2013, 07:09 PM #8
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The only time I ever had paint jam was when it got a little humid and it would cause balls to stick together just above the feed chute.
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Old 11-13-2013, 08:02 PM #9
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That's a pretty handy fix. I'll have to keep this in mind when I see jams in the future.
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Old 11-13-2013, 08:06 PM #10
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That's a pretty handy fix. I'll have to keep this in mind when I see jams in the future.
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Old 11-15-2013, 07:36 PM #11
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Ran more tests with numerous paints with out an issue.
Thank I got a good solid fix for sure
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Looks interesting. I been using my spire, but when u did use my rotor I only had one jam. But this is promising.
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Old 11-15-2013, 08:18 PM #13
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Not saying your not going to ever get a jam. But I was having a jam almost very 5 to 6 balls. Super hard to shoot someone when they are shooting back at 12.5 and your practically 1 balling it
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Old 11-15-2013, 11:04 PM #14
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Completely agree..I shot couple of people out because of there hoppers jam. I am going to use my rotor this weekend and see how it goes.
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Old 11-24-2013, 11:16 PM #15
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I am going to be checking two of my rotors for this play, one I have almost dubbed as a parts rotor because its so unreliable!
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This post is truly the only one that has been of help with my jamming issue, all of the tension screw posts and other things did nothing. I put small orings on the bottom of the screw just enough to eliminate the wiggle room and I've had no more problems with jamming, and before it was jamming every 3-5 balls.

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Old 06-25-2014, 10:11 PM #17
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I am amazed this actually works. I used a -008 tetra seal (square oring) I had in the box on the black part and it worked perfectly. It was paint that was having issues last week and was still in the pod caddy. I ran several straight through drop tests and no issues. Odd, but nice fix.
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Old 06-26-2014, 09:09 AM #18
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I was one of the lucky few that doenst have this issue, but for those that do, spread this thread.


good thinking OP.
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Thank you for this thread man. Bought a rotor on here. Started messing with it and tried running some paint through it. Both newish paint (less than a month old) and year old paint were jamming pretty consistently in it (1 or 2 times every pod).

Did your fix with a small oring instead of washers. dumped 2 fulls bags through it without a single jam!
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Old 06-27-2014, 04:20 PM #20
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Old 06-29-2014, 10:28 AM #21
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Are these on new rotors, I used mine for the first time (with a bad batch of premium) and I was jamming like no other. Is it the paint or the part that I described
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