You've gotta clean deep to get the smooth glide.
This means pushing the angle cleaning tool all the way in! But, we will get to that in a minute...
You’ve had a GymAware kit for a while, and the tether is starting to feel a little sticky; perhaps it doesn’t retract all the way into the spool?
This may be an easy fix - the problem relates to dirt and grime build up within the brass angle sensor tube.
The tether runs through a small eyelet (GA#3308) or brass tube (<#3308), just before it leaves the housing of the PowerTool. This can become clogged and prevent the tether from moving freely, so a quick clean regularly should keep the tether running smoothly
*All the images below are from our tech unit which has the brass tube on an older GymAware cut open to reveal the path of the tether - Check out the filth from this one below (please note the brass tube has been cut open to reveal the tether)
Watch the video tutorial on YouTube or check out the instructions below.
Video: Cleaning the angle sensor
YOU WILL NEED
• A GymAware First Aid kit or a standard paper clip - or the angle sensor cleaning tool
• 2.5mm Allan key (to remove cover)
• Small pliers (but only if it is really clogged)
If using a standard size paper clip - the smaller ones, and straighten out one end.
For a quick clean of the GymAware PowerTool:
- Pull out around 15cm of tether and hold this in place by wrapping it around the PowerTool.
- Take the tool and push the end of it down and through the angle sensor.
- You may need to use a small pair of pliers to enable you to apply enough force to push the tool through the tube - don't be scared, there is nothing you can break in there.
- As you slowly push the tool through the brass angle tube you will see a build up of grime and dirt being pushed down and out through the bottom of the tube.
- Remove this grime, and gentle unwind the tether and allow it to spool back into the PowerTool.
For a deep clean there remove the end cap:
- Remove the 4 screws of the end cover closest to the tether end of the PowerTool. You will need to use the 2.5mm Allan/hex key provided in the First Aid kit.
- Follow the above steps.
- Replace the end cover using the original 4 screws and you are ready to go.
The image below shows the angle sensor tube being cleaned with the tool provided in the GymAware First Aid kit.