Broken Baketball Rim (HELP)

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Old 10-15-13, 11:18 AM
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Broken Baketball Rim (HELP)

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Hi forum,
I purchased a spalding basketball system with a base, pole and backboard a few months ago. For the last month the rim was tilted (facing downwards and not perpendicular to the backboard), last week, the rim just broke and fell off when I shot the ball. Images are attached please give me advise as to fixing it. Do not have the cash to get another one.

The broken rim has this metal attachment piece and a black spring, don't know where it goes (all images attached).
Just to clarify I don't think the rim is broken but just detached.

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Old 10-15-13, 04:31 PM
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Should be a large nut, I would think, that would go on the threaded rod sticking out of the backboard. Not sure of the order/placement of the spring and bracket. Obviously the spring would go between the nut (and probably a large washer) and the backboard.

Download the manual pdf here:

66355 - Lifetime and Spalding Goals and Systems

May not be the exact model, but should be close.
 
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alright so that was really helpful, thanks. But I looked at the manual and am missing two pieces (must have gotten lost when the rim broke). 1) nut, special, 3/8-16 and 2) washer, flat, 1.5 O.D.

I know the washer isn't too hard to obtain but this special nut I have no idea what it is..is it something that I would have to contact spalding about or will I find it at a regular hardware store? thanks
 
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Most bolts are either fine or coarse thread, metric or sae. Once that is determined it's just a matter of figuring out what size. The odds are good that your local hardware store will have the nut you need.
 
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Old 10-16-13, 04:41 AM
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"Special" probably means it is a self-locking nut; that would (or should have) prevented it from backing off the stud and falling off. A 3/8-16 nut would be pretty common in a US hardware store as mark says and the large washer is probably what's referred to as a fender washer.
 
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Spalding just replied saying that they will ship me all mt missing parts!! I guess the problem is solved. Thanks again
 
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Old 10-16-13, 01:28 PM
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Wow; good customer service.
 
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