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Topic: My Dove pan is "hanging up"
Message: Posted by: Magic1 (Jul 7, 2008 12:37PM)
Hi guys,

Not sure why, but the old dove pan (15-25 years old, and not an expensive one) has stopped clicking the load into place by merely settling the top on to the base. (It used to work like butter) Now I'm not sure if all the clips are going to "click" or if one will get hung up. I also have to "push down" on the top to get it to click into the bottom (used to happen via its own weight)

Does anyone know of anyone in the Los Angeles area who could look at or troubleshoot this thing, or, perhaps you think I could fix it myslef? I've been looking at the clips and don't have the reason/solution yet.

Thanks
Message: Posted by: dbearden (Jul 7, 2008 02:49PM)
Don't know if this will work or not, but mine did something similar to what you described....when I checked out the clips, I discovered one had become a little loose and instead of pointing straight up, it sort of went to one side.....I straightened it up and made sure it was not bent in too much, and it worked fine. I do check it every time before I use it to make sure the clips are straight up and not at an angle, and have not had any other problem with it.
Message: Posted by: Father Photius (Jul 7, 2008 02:54PM)
As they get old they get bent in a bit too much and sometimes you need to pull them back out a bit.
Message: Posted by: Donal Chayce (Jul 7, 2008 07:33PM)
Are we still talking about dove pans? :goof:
Message: Posted by: jay leslie (Jul 7, 2008 08:41PM)
Bring it to my shop
Message: Posted by: coachc (Dec 31, 2008 10:36PM)
MINE ALSO GOT LOOSE AT THE CLIPS. A SMALL PIECE OF DUCT TAPE CCURED IT TO KEEP THEM STRAIGHT UP. ALSO A SMALL DAP OF JB WELD WORKS WONDERS.
Message: Posted by: Ken Northridge (Jan 2, 2009 02:56AM)
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On 2008-07-07 20:33, Donal Chayce wrote:
Are we still talking about dove pans? :goof:
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That was funny!

Yes, a simple piece of duck tape worked for me.
Message: Posted by: IDOTRIX (Jan 2, 2009 08:33AM)
Your only suppose to use that on duck pans.
Message: Posted by: remote guy (Jan 2, 2009 10:44AM)
That's a good one Mike
Message: Posted by: 61magic (Jan 2, 2009 06:50PM)
A buildup of too much junk in the bottom will cause the "triggers" to failn by not allowing the load pan to fully seat.
Make sure everything is clean on the bottom, and sides of the outter pan and the load pan.