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I bought a Dadant manual extractor a couple of years ago. Using it last night, it seems like the gear at the top of the shaft inside the extractor is not up high enough and it's causing noisy skips on the gear while it's moving, not a smooth operation. Does anyone have a fix?

I could see slipping a u spacer on top to hold it up if I had a nylon one the right size, so as not to have to dismantle the extractor. Pretty sure the warranty is dead. I bought in 2016 I think

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Thank you, I will have a look for a screw. It was pretty late last night when I realized the issue was getting worse. I've had an afterwork nap and maybe now I can see what's up
 

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If it is getting worse, with no apparent wear, Mike is probably right. Look for a loose set screw.

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Actually I looked inside the extractor and I think the problem is deep honey, going to drain the tank some and try another frame. Had kids here and could do nothing last week
 
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