Did i ruin my AMP mark 2?!?!

Bigeclipse

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I was annealing brass and saw one piece had a hole eaten through it after annealing. Low and behold...I did an idiot move and must have had a stainless pin in it. Sure enough, AMP, on their website says this voids the warranty. What are my options now? Is the unit completely ruined? Unfortunately the only number I found is a new Zealand number so now I'm not sure what to even do. if I'm out a bit of cash for some repairs that is one thing but I hope the whole unit is not ruined. Anyone had this happen?
 

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I was annealing brass and saw one piece had a hole eaten through it after annealing. Low and behold...I did an idiot move and must have had a stainless pin in it. Sure enough, AMP, on their website says this voids the warranty. What are my options now? Is the unit completely ruined? Unfortunately the only number I found is a new Zealand number so now I'm not sure what to even do. if I'm out a bit of cash for some repairs that is one thing but I hope the whole unit is not ruined. Anyone had this happen?
Did you try emailing AMP to ask their thoughts? They’ve been pretty responsive to email with me in the past.
 

Bigeclipse

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Did you try emailing AMP to ask their thoughts? They’ve been pretty responsive to email with me in the past.
This just happened so I was hoping I could hear from others while I wait for a response from AMP. It obviously is 100% my fault, I just pray I didn't completely ruin the unit.
 

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If you choose to go inside the unit be extremely careful as they have components that amplify voltage and hold that voltage for some time.
Better let the guys that built it fix it.
I think it CAN be repaired,maybe at a cost but still repaired.
Good luck!
 

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Not all stainless steel (noticeably less than more) has enough iron in it and has to be made a certain way. I dont remember the technical term or way it has to be made. I have some from my Frankford cleaner, and not going to open them to check each pin. I will check the bag, and it may affect attraction based on the large mass.
 

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Not all stainless steel (noticeably less than more) has enough iron in it and has to be made a certain way. I dont remember the technical term or way it has to be made. I have some from my Frankford cleaner, and not going to open them to check each pin. I will check the bag, and it may affect attraction based on the large mass.
They sell magnets to separate the ss pins from the brass-- as far as I've seen all ss cleaning pin media will stick to a magnet --
 

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Turn up-side-down and shake it. Stroke of luck it falls out.
Use a telescoping magnet. So what if the insides are magnetic too. Just slide it in and the pin will stick to it.
Unscrew the lid and fish it out that way or with a combination of techniques described.
You have roasted the warranty. Nobody is coming to help. You must help yourself.
 

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