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Grindrite 21 hundred IL-T repairs

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Has anyone ever had any issues with the machine? We just had our feed motor stop working for whatever reason, the breakers are working just fine. I have been waiting for technical support to get back to me today, they have been extremely helpful for us the since friday when it stopped working. Is there any kind of maintenance that you guys do with these machines? I just started at a new shop, at my old shop we greased the machine every month and made sure it was cleaned after every use, it seems as though it has been neglected here. I have tried to bring it up to date on maintenance but it seems like for whatever reason, it doesn't want to apply structure correctly to skis and snowboards are pretty much out of the question. Just looking to see what everyone else does with these machines.

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Unfortunately grindrites are plagued with electrical issues. Even the simple st600 isn't exempt. But the good news is that they aren't that difficult to repair, but you definitely want to know how to use a multi meter, and how to work safely. As far as the feed wheel, try putting an external source of power to it to see if the motor turns. If it does, then you know you have a problem somewhere in the circuit. Check the grounding next. Then Test the switch and contactors (breakers) for continuity. Contactors and switches short on most machines after time.

Sounds like you are doing proper maintenance. Not much more you can do, with the exception of keeping the panel dust free ( blow it clean with compress air ). If you have tefc motors, clean the fan blades once a month or so. And maybe unplug the machine every night- if you are in an area experiencing surges. Hope this helps.
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Hey thanks for the fast reply, wintersteiger eventually got back to me and they think that it is either the gear box or the motor, after testing the breakers and ground wiring on the machine to find they are okay, now I just need to take the time to figure out how to remove the motor from the gear box. It seems like a lot easier to work on than it looks, it just takes time away from the thousand other projects going on before black friday. I appreciate the help everyone, I have taught myself through a lot of fourms and youtube videos over the years.

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When you say the machine doesn't want to apply structure correctly what do you mean?

Be careful with the gearbox, reassembly can be really tricky.
@chenzo - The Grindrite 2100 is actually a Wintersteiger Sigma SBI with red paint, so it shouldn't have the same types of issues as the earlier Grindrites.
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When you say the machine doesn't want to apply structure correctly what do you mean?

Be careful with the gearbox, reassembly can be really tricky.
@chenzo - The Grindrite 2100 is actually a Wintersteiger Sigma SBI with red paint, so it shouldn't have the same types of issues as the earlier Grindrites.  

 

About half of the 2100's I've seen on the used market have stone dressing electrical issues.  Just because it's wintersteiger, it doesn't mean the electronics are good.  I have had to wire jumpers on a brand new TrimJet ($80k machine) to get it running properly back in 2000.

 

@awowadas  Whats the nameplate say on your unit?  Where is it made?

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I was simply stating that the 2100 is not really a Grindrite, it's a Wintersteiger, and shouldn't be any more susceptible to electrical issues than any other machine. Also, I'm surprised the Trimjet was $80k in 2000, I didn't even think they had been around that long, but a new Trimjet is right around $40k now, in USD. 

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My bad, it was a Micro Jet, not a trim jet. I am simply stating that just because its a wintersteiger, doesn't mean it will have reliable electronics. IME Montana does a better job at spec the electrical. Is the 2100 made in Austria? I'm pretty sure it's 3ph 230vac, but I am curious at how many amps it requires? Less than 30? Or less than 40? It's hard to find info on non-current machines.
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They came 3 phase or single phase, less than 30 amps.
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