I got a cordless toilet from Harbor Freight, the 12 volt model. Didn't last
very long, but for $29.99 I can afford to buy another one in a couple
Get one that interchanges with your Ranco ball rotator.
Subject: Problem with my Electric Balls Rotator
Date: Thursday, January 15, 2004 11:44 AM
I recently bought the "Ronco" electric balls rotator. The
manufacturer said this thing will rotate my balls 20 times every
minute at the slow speed, and 180 times every minute at fast speed. I
thought this would be a worthwhile investment, since my balls were
just hanging there getting no use.
I clamped it to my shaft as directed. I connected it to the outlet,
and it began rotating. I adjusted it for a medium rotation speed and
it worked well for the first couple minutes. Suddenly it began
increasing in speed and within a few minutes it was operating at over
1200 rotations per minute, and the rotation meter was pegged and the
word "OVERLOAD" was flashing on the digital readout. That's when the
whole thing went crazy. My balls became entangled around each other,
and the left ball ended up on the right and the right on the left.
What a mess, and quite painful too. I pulled the plug and called
I spoke with the main man, (Ron Ronco - company president). He told
me to push the button labelled "info", which I did. Then he asked me
to give him the code numbers, which I did. He said that the numbers
indicate that my balls are too large and too heavy for normal use, and
that considering this, it is normal for the machanics in the machine
to over compensate and increase speed. He told me that my balls do
not fit in the "normal range" for size and weight, and that there is
nothing he can do for me, and I will just have to use the machine as
is. I asked for a refund, and was told that they will not give
refunds due to personal physical abnormalities. I am really angry
about this, but it appears there is little I can do other than sue the
company and/or file a complaint with the Better Business Bureau.
I am asking if anyone might offer a means to change the mechanics in
this device by possibly modifying the voltage or power consumption to
compensate for my supposed abnormality. I'd also like to know if any
of you men who are using one of these devices are having any problems
Christopher A. Young
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