I’m having some troubles with a Vandercook #4, and I’m more or less completely inexperienced with it. The trip mechanism is not connecting enough when the foot pedal is depressed. There is about a centimeter of space between the trip assembly and the rod when not engaged, so when you hit the pedal, it just gives it a light tap, not enough to move the grippers. I’ve got a diagram here:
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I found it in the Vandercook maintenance guide, however I unfortunately am very new at this and I don’t know enough about the parts to really understand what it all means. The guide indicates that this can be fixed by “tightening the clamp bar” but the clamp bar is not labelled in the diagram. Can anyone give me more detail on this? Seems like it shouldn’t be too complicated.