nberga
nberga
1 post
Joined May 2019

FailSafe Rod 550C

Hi,

I'm trying to setup my new 550C with .223 Caliber conversion kit but my Failsafe Rod cannot be straight line, it always stays diagonal, cannot understand why.
The Powder Measure is working fine, already setup it to be working like it should but then i try to install the fail safe rod and it always stays in a diagonal way not straight line
dillon
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dillon
3,222 posts
Joined July 2007

RE: FailSafe Rod 550C

Check the lower bend on the failsafe rod. The rod should hang vertical, =/- 5 degrees or so. If necessary, bend the rod a bit more.
jimmyguitar
jimmyguitar
4 posts
Joined May 2019

RE: FailSafe Rod 550C

I have the same issue!! Tech support was no help, videos were no help either
althuisd@gmail.com
althuisd@gmail.co...
1 post
Joined May 2020

RE: FailSafe Rod 550C

Same problem. Mine broke the white plastic bushing. I wrapped the rod in tape so not to scratche it then bent the second turn a little further. Works like a charm now.
Jemanolides@comcast.net
Jemanolides@comca...
1 post
Joined November 2020

RE: FailSafe Rod 550C

Did you end up replacing the plastic bushing? . Mine just broke in half. Trying to figure out if I need to replace?
marknarum@gmail.com
marknarum@gmail.c...
1 post
Joined June 2021

RE: FailSafe Rod 550C

Had the same issue yesterday
called tech Support had to send a picture still
no response
Fixed it myself
The reason I called was this is the 2nd case of this I have known
of in 2 new presses my co-worker ordered from Dillon 2 weeks ago and had the same issue - also he fixed it himself
The purpose of my call is to expose a quality control issue
reza@gorji.com
reza@gorji.com
4 posts
Joined March 2020

RE: FailSafe Rod 550C

If the rod is not vertical, it means the powder die is towards Station 1 or 3. If it's centered, then the rod should be vertical. That's my take.