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    Rebuilding Seal 200 Press

    Got a pretty dirty Seal 200 to fix up.

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    The cord was bad so that was the first thing to be replaced. While replacing the cord I saw the thermostat was new.

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    Both bulbs worked and the 'blinker' still worked. The thermostat had an appropriate response to heat, so I went ahead and cleaned it up.
    The lever that exerts the pressure on the platen had worn oval holes in the lever-arm. This was repaired with a pair of oilite bearings.



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    The platen was cleaned and sanded smooth.

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    Rusty parts were repainted.

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    Here it is complete, except for a new foam. From what I can tell the replacement foam for the 210M should fit.


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    Nice job, I was lucky my Seal 200 was mint when I got it. I have a Seal 350 which is on my list of projects, it's in similar condition yours.

    Roger

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    Nice job...!

    I have a 200 as well...

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    Not to hijack the thread, but I've got a smaller press that looks like yours (a 150?) and a 210 both in need of some TLC. Do I have to scrounge dead units for parts, or is someone still selling things like thermometers (210) and thermostats (150)?

    --Greg

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    Hi, I also have a press in need of TLC. The heater is controlled by a rheostat rather than a thermostat as far as I can see.

    It has a built in spirit thermometer that has broken. I was thinking of scouring electronics stores to find some sort of universal thermostat gadget. Would I be on the right track?

    --Irvine

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