(12) Seat the squeegee roller on the cradles (22).
(13) Smooth out and center the apron (14) in the drier.
(14) Check to see that the takeup roller (12) moves freely in its guide channels (13) and that it
rests firmly on the apron, taking up any slack in the apron.
(1) Operate the drier without heat for approximately 10 minutes. Make sure the squeegee lever
is in the MATTE position.
(2) Check the apron frequently, while the drier is operating, to be sure that the apron is tracking
(3) If the apron (14, fig. 3-15) tends to run off the drum (15), adjust the table end tube (18) in the
opposite direction of the runoff by moving the end of the table end tube (on the side where the runoff is
occurring) away from the drum until true tracking of the apron is achieved.
(4) Tighten the screws (17) and stop the drier.
(5) Insert two dried 8- by 10-inch glossy prints (side by side) halfway into the drier so that they
rest on the apron (fig. 3-10) and between the squeegee roller and the drum.
(6) Move the squeegee lever to the GLOSS position.
(7) Tighten or loosen the tension adjusting nut (that secures the tension eyebolt and the tension
spring) on each side of the drier until a stiff resistance is felt when the dried prints are pulled out of the drier.
NOTE: Make sure that the resistance is even across the face of the drum to
prevent uneven wear of the squeegee roller.
Replacing the squeegee roller on the EL-5(1).
a. Removal. Place the squeegee lever (fig 3-14) in the MATTE PRINTS position and lift out the
squeegee roller from the squeegee lever assemblies located on the sides of the drier.
(1) Refinishing. If the drive tube (5, fig. 3-17) is hardened, refinish the surface with fine
sandpaper. Be sure that the finished surface is smooth and even. If more than 1/8-inch of rubber must be
removed or the squeegee roller cannot be adjusted (d), replace the drive tube.