Kayback
Kayback
5 posts
Joined September 2014

Shell plate not advancing

I recently converted my 9x19mm setup to .45ACP and now the shell plate does not advance when the lever is lifted. IF the shell plate screw is slightly loose it will rotate, until the screw tightens itself.

What did I do wrong?

dillon
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dillon
2,820 posts
Joined July 2007

RE: Shell plate not advancing

Check for debris underneath the shellplate. This is the most likely cause
Kayback
Kayback
5 posts
Joined September 2014

RE: Shell plate not advancing

Ta, thought it was clear, will look again tomorrow.
Kayback
Kayback
5 posts
Joined September 2014

RE: Shell plate not advancing

Ok, it is clean under the shell plate, there is nothing impeding the movement of the plate. The indexing lever foes not have a 90 degree edge any more, it is worn on one side.

How does one replace this part? (I do have a replacement indexing lever already)

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lcb
lcb
271 posts
Joined September 2007

RE: Shell plate not advancing

Call Dillon, numbers at top of webpage.  They will send you a new part(s).
Kayback
Kayback
5 posts
Joined September 2014

RE: Shell plate not advancing

I have the replacement part, I just don't know how to access this part of the press to change it out.
lcb
lcb
271 posts
Joined September 2007

RE: Shell plate not advancing

I expected Dillon to respond today, but I see they did not.  I recommend you call Dillon when you can be in front of the loader.  They can walk you through the replacement.  I looked at the manual and on page 3 there is an expanded figure with the index system.  There is a pointer from the figure to the main frame.  Looks like there is a Set Screw (part 13789).  If I had to guess you remove the set screw and the index system come out.  From the expanded figure you should be able to figure out how to remove and replace the indexer paw (13705).  Make sure it is pointed the correct direction!  Install in the reverse.

If you have issues, be by the loader and call dillon.  Maybe someone at the range also has a Square Deal and can drop by to help out!

Good luck and load safe
dillon
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dillon
2,820 posts
Joined July 2007

RE: Shell plate not advancing

You need to remove the shaft to change out the indexer lever. First, detach and remove the primer feed system. Next, detach the loaded cartridge chute/bracket from the right side of the frame. Now remove both link arms. Finally, in the back of the machine, about an inch below the flange that bolts to your bench, is the indexing bolt. This bolt must be removed. Now the shaft will slide out the bottom of the shaft. Only one bolt needs to be removed to change the index lever. When reassembling, perform in reverse. When inserting the index bolt, the link arms must be installed , and the handle pulled down. Otherwise the bolt won't go in.
Kayback
Kayback
5 posts
Joined September 2014

RE: Shell plate not advancing

Sweet. Thanks. Did all that, stripped it down and rebuilt it. New indexing lever didn't help at all.

Started process of elimination again and got as far as "lubricate underside of shell plate retaining bolt" and realized where I'd messed up.

A dab of grease later at it works perfectly. Loaded just short of 500 rounds of .45ACP today and it didn't hesitate once.

Thanks for the help.

KBK
GrumpyBear
GrumpyBear
1 post
Joined July 2017

RE: Shell plate not advancing

Thanks for the help, need a new indexing bolt and arm.
walterlaich
walterlaich
38 posts
Joined March 2008

RE: Shell plate not advancing

a periodic cleaning of that area is always a good idea. Curd can build up and ruin your day