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ATX Coil Cable
Posted by: unearth
Date: October 19, 2016 05:35PM
Has anybody figured out a way to close up the ATX completely without the cable bunching up and not allowing total closure? I've tried many times, after rinsing the ATX off and letting it dry. But it seems no matter how hard I try, wiggle the unit around, shake it a bit, it still won't close down the last 3 or 4 inches. I eventually get it closed, but I'm afraid I may be doing damage to the cable. I'm pretty sure it's the last extension's smaller opening that's the problem. Any ideas to help get the ATX to close completely would be greatly appreciated.

Re: ATX Coil Cable
Posted by: unearth
Date: October 20, 2016 11:47PM
Seems nobody has this problem but me. So, for me, I figured a way to get that last 3 to 4 inches to collapse completely. I just undo the last coil stem unit from the base, as if I was changing out the coil, but not disconnecting the coil cable, and then feed the cable into the stem housing while slipping the last stem unit into place. The coil/stem unit collapses completely to fit into the carry bag. Done.

Re: ATX Coil Cable
Posted by: beav
Date: October 21, 2016 05:59AM
That's what I do with mine, unearth.

Beav

Re: ATX Coil Cable
Posted by: unearth
Date: October 21, 2016 08:50AM
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beav
That's what I do with mine, unearth.

Beav

Thanks Beav, I thought I was the only one with this problem.

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Re: ATX Coil Cable
Posted by: WaterWalker
Date: November 16, 2016 05:02PM
SEE THIS CURRENT POST WITH PHOTOS

http://www.findmall.com/read.php?96,2329537,2329537#msg-2329537

BE CAREFUL OR IT CAN COST YOU A $530 REPAIR.

What I do is take the armrest off, lift the shaft lock, turn and pull the shaft out so I can see all the ends of the 4 shaft pieces. Then turn the shaft in a direction that tightens the coils which allows me to work the coils into the small ID of the lower shaft. OR just never try to force collapse the shafts.

Re: ATX Coil Cable
Posted by: foggynotion
Date: November 30, 2016 09:42PM
I always had that problem with mine. I found if I collapsed the rods from thickest to thinnest one at a time, it would usually fully collapse, but if I did it the opposite way it would not.

Re: ATX Coil Cable
Posted by: foggynotion
Date: November 30, 2016 09:49PM
Also, I disassembled the shaft and sanded the ends smooth. They were really rough cut and I think causing the cable coils to catch.

Re: ATX Coil Cable
Posted by: shelton7522
Date: February 22, 2017 09:42AM
My coil replaced under warranty.

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