Step-by-Step Assembly Video
Using and Troubleshooting your Candy Claw Machine
Complete Online Assembly Instruction Manual
*See back cover of manual for edition number
Additional Information for Trickiest Steps
In engineering, tinkering and persistence are often required to get stuff working properly. Here are some detailed alternate instructions for the three most difficult parts of the assembly process:
- Assembling the scissor arm mechanism (manual step 11)
- Oiling and filling the hydraulics (manual steps 13 – 20)
- Installing the ribbon (manual steps 35 – 38)
1. Alternate instructions for assembling the scissor arm mechanism
Here are more detailed instructions that break down how to assemble the scissor arm mechanism, which is step 11 in the manual.
After you have completed step 10 in the manual ...
The parts here are shown upright, but it's easiest to assemble them flat on a table.
Carefully pick up the parts to insert A10. If they come apart, place them back together before moving on to the next step.
You did it! Continue on to step 12 in the manual.
2. Alternate instructions for oiling and filling the hydraulics
You will find steps on assembling the hydraulics in the manual in steps 13 –16. For the Candy Claw Machine to function properly, the hydraulics must be well lubricated.
While you are doing steps 13 through 16, be sure to fully coat the piston seals (P13) in oil. We recommend using baby oil, vegetable oil, or other cooking oil. Pour a small amount of oil into a bowl. Fully submerge the piston seal into the oil, then shake off any excess oil drips.
Place the piston inside the cylinder and move it back and forth, coating the inside of the cylinder with oil.
If your hydraulics are squeaking or not running smoothly, you may need to re-apply oil to the pistons.
Follow the alternate steps below to fill your hydraulics completely with water. (The following steps replace steps 18 – 20 in the manual.)
After you have completed step 17 ...
You did it! Continue on to step 21 in the manual.
3. Alternate instructions for installing the ribbon
The ribbon moves the claw from side to side. Below you will find alternate instructions for installing the ribbon. (The following steps replace steps 35 – 38 in the manual.)
After you have completed step 34 ...
You may find it easier to wind the spools and reinstall the axle with the machine on its side.
The ribbon should be taut. If you pull gently on one side of the ribbon, the worm screw housing should move smoothly.
Continue on to step 39 in the manual.