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Accessing motor bearings for lubrication

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Dale Young, Sep 14, 2013.

  1. Dale Young

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    I have been concidering drilling a small hole under the motors so that I can have easy access to lubing the bottom bearing. Your thoughts???
     
  2. jumanoc

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    I did that and lubricate bearings 2-3 times. Bad news. 1) got cracks in plastic shell where motors screw to shell. 2) I used special bearing oil, but dealer told me (later) it could affect some plastics. 3) bearings are sealed. No maintenance. If your motor sounds clanc- clank while turning by hand, just replace bearings. I've done with 2. Just fine after that.
     
  3. Dale Young

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    Thanks Jumanoc!
     
  4. Dale Young

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    Where did u get the bearings? and how much were they?