I broke my primer transfer arm (#16691). This happens when a new primer
is only partially seated into the shotshell. A spare is included with the machine, but it's
important that you make complete, full strokes of the operating handle when using the SL
900. See Illustrations 1 & 2
2. A primer is laying sideways inside the clear cover
of the primer tray. How do I remove it? Shotshell Primers are magnetic - get a small
magnet, screw-driver or pointer and use it to get that primer out.
Another method available is to simply unscrew the black knobs that secure the cover, slide
the clear cover off, and remove all the primers. Reassemble the parts, then refill the
primer tray with primers.
3. From time to time I notice that a new primer lands
on the platform rather than into the hole in the primer transfer arm. Why? Two things
may be occurring here: First, the speed in which you operate the handle affects the
feeding of new primers. As the new primer is dispensed from the primer tray, it takes a
fraction of a second to fall through the tube and into the hole in the primer transfer
arm. When you reach the bottom of the handle's stroke, pause for a second, then move the
handle again. Always pace yourself when operating your machine.
Second, you always get a new primer with every complete stroke of the
machine's handle. If there isn't a shotshell in station two to receive the primer, that
primer will be left on the platform.
4. A dirty primer tray can be annoying. If you reload in
a dusty environment (for instance, a barn or garage) or the shotshells you have are dirty,
over time dust will collect on the primer tray. We've made the primer tray stainless steel
so you can clean it with windex or alcohol. Just remove the clear cover and wipe it clean.
Our machine cover was designed to help keep your loader clean when you're not using it.
Ask for part #10443.
5. Where does the grease go again? See Lube Points in the manual, also make sure your hands are
grease-free when handling new primers; they don't feed well in any machine when they're
||6. How do
I stop the primers from feeding? A rectangular insert has been included with the
machine. Place your thumb on the primer drop tube and raise the primer system by pushing
it up. Insert the stop block BETWEEN the primer feed body and the tray mounting bracket.
Remove the stop block when you're ready to begin reloading again.
I operate the machine, it doen't always drop a primer. An adjustment screw (#17639,
see the Platform Assembly Schematic) is located in
the platform. This screw increases or reduces the stroke of the black primer slide located
on the primer tray via the primer drop tube. If the primer moves over the hole but it does
not drop thru, turn the adjusment screw counterclockwise to raise the primer drop tube and
the black primer slide will stroke more and then the primer will drop thru the hole.
|Click on image to see larger picture
|Illustrations 1 & 2
Inside your parts bag you will find an extra
primer transfer arm, #16691, see illustration 1. While every effort has been made to
manufacture a sound machine for you, it's important that you make complete, full
strokes of the operating handle when using the SL 900. Assure yourself that the
primer is fully seated into the shotshell. We've found that the primer transfer arm WILL
break if the primer is only partially seated into the shotshell. Never force the handle
when a jam occurs, instead, slowly return the handle to its rest position. When the
shotshells appear out of the bottom of the dies, remove the suspect shotshell from the
priming station. Once you have removed the suspect shotshell, complete the stroke of the
handle you started.