Quote from: steve potter on November 02, 2021, 09:52:54 PMThanks for the reply Mick and just to say that the new cable that was fitted has broken again in the same place after 3 hrs use
Steve. It definitely has a problem then.. I'd be looking at the bbc to see if it's starting to fail, the A spec ones do and they were getting replace under the Hayter warranty and now top pulley half is made of a copper infused material which is less brittle.
The old A spec ones you can normally tell when they're starting to let go because the machine will develop a rattle as the top half breaks loose. This can make the actuator arm move back and forth rapidly, and either cause the cable failure, or even make that spring saw its way out the side of the locating hole, like the one I had a few weeks ago. As you can see in the image below, the hole at the bottom where the spring is supposed to go.
A bent crank can also cause this kind of thing .