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Removing Cimex Drive Plate

August 23 2010 at 6:49 PM

Any idea how to remove the blue plate from the Mex? I removed the C clip and still no dice...Any ideas?


Joe DeSouza

Re: Removing Cimex Drive Plate

August 24 2010, 2:57 PM 

I'm sure Drew will chime in, but what worked for me is a gentle tapping with a hammer, using a piece of 2x4 so as not to damage the platen, keep working it around the platen; also putting the 2x4 on the center shaft and tapping it while pulling the platen off...hope that helps


PS removing the c-clip wont let it just drop off...its a press fit, so its gonna take some work to remove! A torch will help loosen it IF its on there tight...

This message has been edited by jodyzuza on Aug 24, 2010 2:59 PM


Re: Removing Cimex Drive Plate

August 25 2010, 11:18 AM 

It can be difficult to remove the bowl on an older machine but Joe gave great advise. I use a rubber mallet to remove them in the shop, but if you don't have a rubber mallet a 2x4 is a great alternative.

What I found to work well is removing the tank and adjusting the handle down, you can step on the handle to take the head off the ground. Then you can take the mallet or hammer and hit the top of the bowl. Spin it after each time of hitting it and it will slowly come apart.



Thanks Drew!

August 26 2010, 4:23 PM 

for the info. Worked like a charm!

This message has been edited by DDcarpclean on Aug 26, 2010 4:23 PM

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