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need advice on hurricane backboard spinner slipping

By illpoet

12 days ago

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#1 12 days ago

so today i picked up a hurricane and i love it. After a few games the backboard spinner slowed down, then stopped entirely. At first i thought it was the motor dying but before i bought a new motor i decided to tighten down the little screws holding the disc onto the shaft of the motor. this fixed it great. it was spinning as fast as ever. but then after a few more games the same thing happened; it slowed down then stopped spinning entirely.

I'd like advice on what you'd do to fix this. I have a few ideas but i'm new to this and afraid of causing more damage. My ideas to fix it were to either use lock tite on the screws and shaft, or drill some divets into the shaft for the screws to dig into. I didn't take the whole thing apart for all i know there actually are screw holes in the shaft.

anyway i'd love to hear from anyone who had the same problem and fixed it or someone who knows a good way to fix it. thanks!

#2 12 days ago

New screws not worn smooth on the ends ?

LTG : )

#3 12 days ago
Quoted from illpoet:

little screws holding the disc onto the shaft of the motor.

Are these grub screws that are coming loose?
If yes, you can add a second grub screw after installing the first grub screw to lock it in place.
You can also buy some with pointed tips or serrated teeth for extra grip.

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#4 12 days ago

Yeah that looks like the screws all right. Where did you get those? I ordered the screws from the manual from Marco but I'm thinking the ones that grip in would be better.

#5 6 days ago

i found some pointed grub screws from boltdepot and they fixed it right up. about 15 plays and no slippage at all. thanks everyone!

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