actuator restoration

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there was a thread on this forum about old linear actuator restoration
could anyone post a link to such kind of activity
 

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thank you beavs2112
I do have an old Echostar actuator which arm part Is stucked on and can only rotate without moving In either direction
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Another factor that shortens the motor life is not using a counter weight.
On the dish itself? Or somewhere on the actuator?
 

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On the dish itself? Or somewhere on the actuator?
On the polar mount on the back of the dish my friend.
When the motorized dish is at the extreme east or west, the strain on the motor is reduced by the counte-weight.
 
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