Post by madhatcher on Apr 16, 2021 16:17:00 GMT -5
Hi all, I acquired a BC-34 that may be a 1924 model based on the manual number. I could use some help beyond what I'm finding in searches so far.
It seems like the spring may be detached or jammed up, but before removing and opening that up, what are some tests to diagnose the mechanism? When turning the hand crank, the spring box spins around and not the gear that is the same diameter. There is little resistance and no mechanical energy buildup as far as I can tell.
I can manually spin that gear that is the same size but only in the same direction that the spring case turns when cranking the handle. When doing so, that adjacent gear also spins the spring case along with the gear that turns the rake spindle but the worm gear of the governer below does not engage. The governor will manually spin freely and intermittently will engage the gear it seems designed to engage with.
I have some pictures and thinking the governor worm gear and the adjoining gear may be worn/stripped as they are shiny in spots and don't adjoin well enough to engage.