Brake assembly problem

AbacoSue

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I have a brand new Wyldside (hooray) and am having trouble assembling the brake. The brake doesn’t stop the wheel from turning and drops everything right down. Any suggestions?
 

Rescue Swimmer

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I have a brand new Wyldside (hooray) and am having trouble assembling the brake. The brake doesn’t stop the wheel from turning and drops everything right down. Any suggestions?
I feel like mine isn’t correct. Doesn’t stop grates from drifting down with a heavy load on it. Feels like something is backwards. Have a picture?
 

Greg Jones

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I feel like mine isn’t correct. Doesn’t stop grates from drifting down with a heavy load on it. Feels like something is backwards. Have a picture?
I expect you are turning the wheel clockwise to raise the grate (been there, done that). Turn the wheel counter-clockwise to raise, that allows the paw on the brake lever to engage the teeth on the brake gear.
 

Old Goat Gourmet

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When I received my Wyldside, the brake cog was welded on backwards (I kid you not) so it wouldn't stop the grate from lowering at all. I had to go over to the shop (I'm local to Recteq) to get a replacement. By the way, if like me you lose the little c-clamp thing that holds the cog onto the crossarm, they can be found at Lowe’s in the Hardware Section. They are Hillman #881388 Retaining Rings External 1/2 inch. They cost me about 80 cents for a bag of two.
 

orangebiker

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Mine is assembled correctly, but just started spinning on the shaft. :( Meaning, the gear spins on the shaft.
Since everything was hot, I didn't spend a lot of time checking into how it was connected. I assumed it was keyed, or had a set screw. It it's welded, I'm surprised it could have broken from the weight of some jalapeno poppers.
 

Yorktown

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Mine had the same problem. The key slot in the shaft was machined too deep on mine. They offered a replacement shaft but I ended up just making a spacer. Been fine like that for the past 6 months or so.
 

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