Cox Electric Hose Reel Repairs

Posted by Andrew Greess on Apr 7, 2016

Over the life of owning a Cox Hose reel you may find you will need to replace the side disc or maybe you decide to upgrade from a manual model to an electric model. Many clients are hesitant at first, but after purchasing the electric and experiencing the ease of pushing a button and having your equipment wound onto the reel they have no regrets. Andrew Greess explains how the disc can shift with use, if weight isn't evenly distributed across the reel and why it will chew away the gear teeth. That is why it is important to routinely  inspect your equipment and ensure proper usage. Greess explains that with a pen or your finger placed along those teeth, give it a spin (without a hose attached) and you can feel if the plumbing and spin is true or sitting improperly. Visit Qspray for all your replacement part needs or if you are ready to upgrade your manual hose reel to an electric model.

Andrew Greess: Hi, I'm Andrew Greess with Quality Equipment and Spray, Today, I'm talking about the Cox hose reel.

This is the model 1125 series, which is really popular with our pest, weed, and landscape clients. I want to talk about electric hose reels. This is a manual hose reel, but we do sell quite a few electric hose reels.

A lot of our customers say, when they do finally get the electric reel, they wish they had got it 20 years earlier because it's a lot more fun pushing a button than manually rewinding hose all day in the sun.

One of the parts to be really familiar with and aware of on your electric hose reel, is a disk on the side of the motor. This disk has a gear on it, which is driven by this gear, which bolts directly to the motor.

A couple of key points this gear is held onto the shaft of the motor with two small set screws. I'm sorry, I'm not taking them out of the bag, because I know if I take them out of the bag, I'll drop them on the floor. I'm too old to find them, and I can't see them.

What happens eventually is, either the gear or the teeth on the disk will wear out. There are a couple of reasons for that. One is age. Another is, if the technician puts too much hose on one side of the reel and tries to force winding it, it can force the center plumbing hub out of true. Then the gear does not seat properly in the disk.

The gear starts either wearing out the disk, or what happens more frequently is, the teeth on this disk wear out and needs to be replaced. When you do replace this disk, it's really important you make sure the whole reel is properly aligned and spins true.

What you can do is, you take a pen, or even hold your finger here, and make sure that when it spins, it spins very evenly and smoothly. If it wobbles, it's out of true. Even if you replace it, you're just going to wear these teeth again, because it's not spinning true and the gear does not sit in the teeth properly. We see that all the time. Make sure, when you replace your gear or your disk, everything is perfectly aligned and runs smoothly.

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