[:!] My Chain won't go back on [:!]

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  1. New Girl on the block

    New Girl on the block New Member

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    Ok, so fixing the Pop-up this weekend for my "CRANK" issue turned out to be a slipped chain. The chain had come off the bottom sprocket. I thought this would be relatively easy to put back but have been unsuccessful thus far! <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_sad.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Sad"> The chain is an EK35. It wasn't broken, just slipped.

    Is there a "Knack" I don't know about or special technique for getting the chain back in place? We have the camper fully up, and have been trying to fix this from working inside the pop-up ( we removed the inside panel to get at it ). The chain is very tight and there is no "give" to slip it back over the sprocket. So we took the joining link out of the chain and tried to get the two ends back together again using some twisted wire to tension it....but the wire kept snapping, the chain is that tight.

    Question - should the sprocket have an adjuster/tensioner on it, I don't see one <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_angry.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Angry">both appear static? Or am I just going about this in all the wrong way??

    Also the chain seems to duck slightly under the pop-up floor when full up and to me seems out of allignment....but I have no "scoring" marks on the wooden floor - is this normal...does the bottom sprocket move in the cranking process forward and backwards?

    Frustration is setting in...any advice? <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_worried.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Worried"> <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_worried.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Worried">
    Thanks Sharon

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    New Girl on the block New Member

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    As an update, I have managed to source a length of chain from Ebay...Also purchased a chain splitter and a chain puller, so in a couple of weeks I'll try again. Fingers crossed!

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  3. PopUpSteve

    PopUpSteve Administrator

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    Did you take a look at the lift system manuals in the "Owner's Manuals" section? They should be a great help in fixing the problems you're having. If you are working on the PUP with the top raised then make sure that you have the roof braced. You really should have it down if you can to work on the lift system.

    Steve
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    <i>When you do things right, people won't be sure you've done anything at all.</i>
     

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