Yashica-Mat shutter sticking

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  1. Grinsha

    Grinsha Member

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    I have a weird problem with my Yashica-Mat EM TLR. When focused to infinity or near infinity the shutter sticks open randomly. It happens at all speeds and apertures. When it sticks open it will close if i turn the focus knob to closer focus. It will also close if i turn the film advance lever.
    Does anyone know what might be causing this?
    I will attempt to fix it if its something fairly simple but if it will take a major repair i will probably put it on the shelf.

    Thanks
    RSN
     
  2. glbeas

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    Theres some sticky linkage somewhere inside. Myself I would send it in for a CLA. You would need to know where and how to access the linkage inside the camera body to clean and lube the friction points. That usually involves some detailed disassembly.
     
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    Thanks Guys
    I ran another roll of film through it (3rd so far) and the shutter has quit sticking.
    Must have been sticking because it was sitting in the junk store for 20+ years.
     
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