View Full Version : Free: 2 Time O Lite timers with issues

02-06-2012, 01:15 PM
Since the cost to ship might be too much, I thought I'd offer them up here first.

#1 is a newer Time O lite. Hard to describe but the mechanical contact between motor and arm isn't secure. So motor turns but arm does not.
#2 is an older one. Power to enlarger plug is not reliable. Also, red arm does not move back as quickly as it should.

I have an excess of timers, so frankly don't want to take the time to repair or canabalize one for the other.

I'm in d'town Mpls (North Loop area).

Mike Wilde
02-06-2012, 03:24 PM
I don't need one, but have had them in the past.
Problem #1 is a loose allen set screw on the shaft.
Problem #2 is in partlikely just thickening lube on the clockwork mechanism. A touch of solvent should clear that up.
A spritz of De-oxit may help with the flaky enlarger power contact. They can arc, and present a poor contact over time, particulary if the enlarger it fed had a voltage regulator between the enlarger and the timer. There are lapping papers available that work to clear up contact pitting. It is a delicate kind of a fix.

Matthew Rusbarsky
02-06-2012, 09:15 PM
Thanks Mike! I have a Time-O-Lite with a mild case of #1.