spring replacement older (1990's) avl

Hi all,

I have a early 1990's folding dobby loom that could use some spring replacement.  I have taken up slack just too many times.  In any case, does anyone know where I can get springs and what tension pull they should have?

I think that I remember seeing a posting  a long time ago, but I can't seem to find it....

thanks ahead of time



Posted on Tue, 12/30/2014 - 18:14

I'd just go to the hardware store and see if they have the same size. We have replaced many parts on my AVL immediately and in expensively by going to a local hardware store. Especially over a holiday, not to mention international shipping, in my case. :-/


Posted on Tue, 12/30/2014 - 18:31

thanks for the post Laura. Unfortunately I live up in the mountains with no hardware stores nearby, so I was kind of hoping to be apply to order something via Internet (not from avl). But, I can take a spring or two next time we go down the hill.....

Posted on Wed, 12/31/2014 - 09:51

If you find out about (what I now know is called) tension-pull, please tell! I have tried to ask for specs to no avail... but that maybe was 'cos I didn't have the correct terminology.

Posted on Wed, 12/31/2014 - 22:26

I have this info from Bill Koepke.  To define a spring you need to know the free length, diameter of coils and thickness of the wire.  I have not tried to use this to get some,  but  have kept the info for a while.  Maybe you can try it.

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