I just got the limit switch fixed the other week and now this.
While manually releasing a tool holder from the spindle it shot out with some force while a 'pop' was heard followed by a few noises in the hood. The machine faulted out with a 130 tool unclamped fault.
Upon removal of the hood we found that the retaining clip on the top of the drawbar had snapped. We located another clip for it and upon trying to reinstall we ran across a problem.
It seems that we can not phisically push the spring and the round plate down far enough to place a new clip on. It does not have to go down that far .... maybe 1/2 inch. I just do not want to damage anything in trying to force it on.
What are we doing wrong?
Since the machine faulted out while removing a tool holder, is the drawbar in the wrong position at the moment?
I did try a search and found posts on people removing the drawbar but it seems that removing and replacing the clip seemed to be something easy and not really talked about.
I have posted 2 pics for reference. The first pic of what position the drawbar is currently located in. The second pic is from when we fixed the loose limit switch.
Any help I can get would be greatly appreciated.