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Jump the wheel

A rope 'jumping' or 'slipping' the wheel is when the rope comes out of the channel in the wheel during ringing. It can indicate a distorted wheel, a problem with a pulley, or a misaligned wheel. Ringing with very good handling and a taut rope can sometimes mitigate the problem if a particular bell is prone to its rope slipping the wheel, but it can indicate an issue that needs resolving in the belfry.