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#1 kurt nolen

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 09:04 AM

Yes, I know about the nightmare customer service stories. And yes, I have already purchased the thing I should have bought in the first place. I'm planning on using my analog Bartech/M-1 as a backup if and when the M-1 should ever return from being repaired. All that being said...

I'm having an intermittent issue with my M-1 spinning like a pinwheel for 5-10 seconds when I power my receiver on, stopping, then start spinning for the same duration once the focus knob on the handset is turned. I've read a lot about the chattering in the motor, but haven't seen anything relating to the specific issue I'm having. I've talked to Jim at Bartech and we've narrowed it down to the motor or cable, and side I've tried a sack of different motor cables with the same results it looks like we are down to the motor.

Anyone else have this issue?
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#2 Nic Owens

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 02:37 PM

Hi Kurt,
I've had the same issue with My M1 motor. Did the same thing as you, tried a number of different cables, same result. It's in for service now.
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#3 kurt nolen

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 09:41 AM

Thanks, Nick. Glad I'm not alone/just nuts. Out of curiosity, how long has it been away for servicing and how did you get a hold of Don to set up the service? I've emailed but no reply yet.
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