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Old 10-29-2012, 11:54 PM   #81
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Rollers spin freely yes... Set as even as I could, pretty darn close... Drill turning in correct direction, yes.

I only put 1.5 lbs in to test, could the lack of weight on top keep it from getting started? With that said, the hopper was half full with only the 1.5.

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Old 10-30-2012, 12:19 AM   #82
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I had that same exact thing happen to me. Panic set in, then frustration, THEN I realized my drill was spinning in reverse.

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Old 10-30-2012, 12:26 AM   #83
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Mine was spinning in the same direction as it was when it started grabbing grain. Spinning roller down or clockwise.
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Old 10-30-2012, 12:34 AM   #84
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Rollers spin freely yes... Set as even as I could, pretty darn close... Drill turning in correct direction, yes.

I only put 1.5 lbs in to test, could the lack of weight on top keep it from getting started? With that said, the hopper was half full with only the 1.5.
My 'Killer will even take a tight .020" gap and provide some very, very fine milled grain... almost like flour. If the rollers spin freely and the gap is set correctly, I could only figure that the rollers are spinning in reverse. The weight in the hopper is not important either-- it should work right down to the last few grains. For an experiment, try it with your drill turning the opposite way from which you first tried. Also, double check your gap with feeler gauges.
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Old 10-30-2012, 12:52 AM   #85
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Ok well I'll give it another go... As I said, I have 24 lbs to get through

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That is unusual. Mine works like a charm set at .035". A few questions to help diagnose: Do the rollers spin freely when you turn them with your finger? Is the gap set evenly from end to end? Is your drill turning in the correct direction?

And don't apologize for posting here--we like to help!!! Keep us posted!
I have mine set to .036 and it crushes like a boss. If you're not spinning the wrong direction, then maybe your drive coupling is slipping i.e. drill chuck, pulley etc.
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Old 10-30-2012, 03:15 PM   #87
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I have mine set to .036 and it crushes like a boss. If you're not spinning the wrong direction, then maybe your drive coupling is slipping i.e. drill chuck, pulley etc.
I'll look at it further in the next few days. It appears when it set to anything below .5 the grains "slide" against the rollers instead of being pulled through. It appears both the shaft and roller continue to move regardless of speed. Could it somehow be a torque issue? Of course its not an issue where the drill seizes up when grain goes through but I digress... perhaps I'll give it another go with another pound tonight to troubleshoot.
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Old 10-30-2012, 10:50 PM   #88
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I'll look at it further in the next few days. It appears when it set to anything below .5 the grains "slide" against the rollers instead of being pulled through. It appears both the shaft and roller continue to move regardless of speed. Could it somehow be a torque issue? Of course its not an issue where the drill seizes up when grain goes through but I digress... perhaps I'll give it another go with another pound tonight to troubleshoot.
I just ran a pound through mine to try to see what may be happening to yours. Mine works slick as a whistle. Again a few questions:
  • Have you checked the gap with feeler gauges?
  • Does both of the rollers have at least .005" end play?
  • Have you tried to mill in reverse of your initial try?
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Still need to get feelers, but I'm absolutely positive I'm rotating it in the right direction. Describe "end play".

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End play is the movement from side to side for each roller. If I was heading over your way soon, I'd sure stop by to take a look. I spend some time in Columbus from time to time for work.... AEP. Don't hold that against me! Can you do a video of the operation?

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