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Pepe rolling mill repair


#1

The screw holding the handle onto my two year old Pepe Rolling Mill
has a broken off within the machine. The handle is now off, and it
simply skips around, the rollers don’t roll together. #1 How do I
fix it? #2 What the blazes happened? Have used it less than a total of
1/2 hour. Did not force it.

Cathe Linton


#2
The screw holding the handle onto my two year old Pepe Rolling
Mill has a broken off within the machine. The handle is now off,
and it simply skips around, the rollers don't roll together. #1 How
do I fix it? #2 What the blazes happened? Have used it less than a
total of 1/2 hour. Did not force it. 

Made in China? from monkey metal? wouldnt surprise me.

You need to get a proper mechanicalengineer to dismantle it and see
whats gone wrong.

the handle will most probably be located with a woodruff key onto
the shaft.

Its probably fallen out.

any chance of a dissasembled picture?

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#3

Junk it and buy a good machine.

Ray Grossman


#4

I have repaired several of the pepe mills that have had the handles
break off I also regrind rolls if you need them done. Send me the
mill and I can make the repairs. It should fit in a flat rate box
you can go to my website potter usa.com. Send me a pic and I can
give you an estimate.


#5

Cathe,

If I had to guess what happened, probably they used a non hardened
screw and it couldn’t take the force involved.

For repairing, remove the broken screw (Either by punching it out if
it is not screwed in where it passes trough an item, or drill a hole
in the center of the bolt and use a screw remover (Available at most
larger hardware stores or a auto parts store) to unscrew the broken
bolt. Replace the bolt with a new one preferably a grade 5 or grade 8
bolt.

If you can’t get the bolt out remove the 2 parts and take them to a
machine shop and they can do the repair for you. If you can’t find a
local machine shop to do it try a service station, automobile
mechanics are used to dealing with broken bolts.

That being said, I am sure you will shortly receive many replies
about the low quality of many of these clones. You may well fix this
and something else will quickly break. Then again it may not, only
you can decide if it will be a money pit or not.

Kay