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Some questions for anyone with a broken GuHong V4

teh yoshi

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Did yours come with washers below the springs?

Where and when did you buy it?

Also, was it black or stickerless?

I had a black GuHong V4 that broke very easily, despite not using it all that much and was actually using that cube to practice turning as lightly as possible. I found that it did not have washers, so the center piece got ground down very easily by the spring. All the other center pieces look like they're hanging by a thread.
Later, I bought two more GuHongs, a black one from an American cube shop and a stickerless one from AliExpress. The "new" black one from the American shop came out bone dry with powder residue from the factory lube. It also did not come with washers. I'm guessing this one came from a very early batch.
The stickerless one from China arrived somewhat lubed and also came with washers below the springs, so probably from a later batch. My guess is that DaYan didn't do all that much to address the breakage issue, but added washers in hopes of protecting the already thin plastic and lengthening its lifespan. For now, I cannot guess if added washers is a stickered vs. stickerless thing or an early batch vs. later batch thing.

(To help my "new" black GuHong, I added MoYu washers, and they fit perfectly. Here's hoping it doesn't die as easily as the previous one did...)
 
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LBr

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The GuHong V4 is an unreliable puzzle, so don't feel bad that yours broke. Because I don't own one I don't know what's right for it, but I hope the MoYu washers help with it.
 

povlhp

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Just checked my multi-colored stickerless. No washers.
But looking at the cube I think the main problem is the length of the tube around the screw. The length is there to limit travel, but since it is pretty tight I think the screw in the tube works as a lever stressing the whole bottom of the pieces. Breaking usually tears off center tube towards one corner. But I am not sure if the dead ones has a washer or not.
I assume they did not, and I can imagine rough turning would be a problem eating plastic. Guess I have to get my 3D printer fixed and print some washers.
 

povlhp

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Will look in my GTS3M box when I get around to that. See if it is there. But not sure.
Or maybe take from one of my less favoured cubes like the YLM
 
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