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Guest Blog: Screws Loose?

Mar 23, 2022 Written by AndyMark, Inc




Hello Teams,

AndyMark has identified an issue within the AM14U5 Drive Base Kits provided in teams’ Kit of Parts this season. We have received reports from some teams who have observed that the six screws that hold the hex hub to the Center Wheel Assembly can work themselves loose. These screws can protrude and damage the Inside Plate of the AM14U5 Chassis.

Today, AndyMark is releasing a Quality Issue Resolution and Solutions paper that details the problem and provides recommended solutions for teams.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause teams. Thank you all for your continued patience and understanding for the issues that we have experienced with the AM14U5 chassis this year.  We will work to improve for the future as we all navigate a post-pandemic world.


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