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I have had my 9000 for about 8-9 years and have only loaded about 5000 shells on it. It appears that the cylinder on the auto-index is getting tired as it doesn't want to index. If I give it a nudge it will slowly index, but it won't start on its own. I have completly cleaned the loader to make sure there is no powder or shot binding it up, but no improvement.

Has anyone else had this happen? What was the solution other than replacing the cylinder?

Thanks

Hubcap
 

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Look on page 30 of your 9000 's manuel for help on adjusting the auto-index cylinder.(or go to the MEC web site and find it there) Way too many things to check and do to explain here.
I would try and speed up the stroke first.
I have loaded alot more than 5000 shells on mine and have not replaced the cylinder yet but I have had to adjust it.
Hope this helps.

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Since the Cylinder does have high pressure gas inside, and that is subject to leaking, it may be time to replace it. I assume that you have checked for any other binding? You might want to lift up the center spring and hold it up with a pin or nail through the main column. DO NOT LOSE THE DETENT BALL that is under the copper spring finger at the rear of the column. Now you can lift the various moving parts and clean all the gummy oil and muck that may be retarding the motion off all the parts. Relube lightly with good gun grease and re assemble. Cycle the machine and compare the speed. It should increment around in about 1-2 seconds. This is a non-laboratory analysis of the speed, just a lookie-countie guess on speed. If it is still sluggish, it is probably gas cylinder time. If you have to order one , you can order from www.mecreloaders.com.
http://www.mecreloaders.com/order/Order ... tsList.asp Also you might want to keep a spare Index spring # 615c on hand.
Look at the entire parts sheet and get what spares you might ever want as you will want to spread the shipping(cheap) over as many parts as you can. And you will have the spare on hand the next time.
 

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Thanks guys. I believe its working correctly now, with a little adjustment.

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