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When I bought this Friden it partly worked. Operating the machine manually I noticed that multiplication didn’t function and that division blocked the machine. I cleaned the machine as good as possible. That freed the multiplication parts, but not division, back transfer and product transfer.
On the internet there is quite some information about the STW10 which is not very different from the STB10. John Wolff provided me with a user manual. With the information I found and a lot of patience I managed to figure out how each of these functions is executed and managed to locate the points where parts were not moving freely due to old oil and grease.
In particular the back transfer function was difficult. A small spring in the transfer mechanism wasn’t properly attached anymore causing one digit not taking part in the transfer. The yellow arrow in the photo below shows the position of the spring for the outer left digit. The springs themselves are not visible. They are completely hidden behind the upper part of the back transfer mechanism.
Like the carriage also the motor unit can easily be taken off, allowing easier access to parts that may need cleaning.
Back transfer springs
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