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Offline Washaman

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Re: Can't stop the sqeek
« Reply #10 on: September 27, 2010, 10:01:23 PM »
No rollers on this Frigi Matt, just a tensioner with a pulley.

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Re: Can't stop the sqeek
« Reply #11 on: September 28, 2010, 06:20:59 AM »
Remove the blower wheel and run the motor.
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Re: Can't stop the sqeek
« Reply #12 on: September 28, 2010, 10:44:51 AM »
That squeal could be the main bearing in the rear is cutting into the bracket. After a long time the whole thing will be cut in 2.
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Re: Can't stop the sqeek
« Reply #13 on: September 28, 2010, 11:57:32 AM »
He said he removed the belt and ran just the motor and got the squeak.
That is why I suspect a bad blower wheel rubbing on the back side of the blower vent.
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Re: Can't stop the sqeek
« Reply #14 on: September 28, 2010, 01:24:44 PM »
OK then you are getting that dry bearing growl that occurs when the bearing gets hot. You could use some HVAC oil (zoomspout) and drill an 8th inch hole over each bearing well (without hitting the shaft). Manufacturers wrap rotten cotton around the sleeve bearings on either end of the motor and add oil to lube the oillite bearings. If you looked at a sleeve bearing under a microscope it has 10,000 tiny holes. The oil seeps into the sleeve bearing and forms a film between the shaft and the bearing. Unfortunately they seal the bearings. Heat from the dryer and time causes the oil in the cotton wells to dry up. Adding some heat resistant non-dissipating non-flammable zoomoil will stop that bearing growl.
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Re: Can't stop the sqeek
« Reply #15 on: September 28, 2010, 02:05:40 PM »
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Re: Can't stop the sqeek
« Reply #16 on: September 28, 2010, 02:09:40 PM »
You may have to work that shaft a bit to loosen it up if it is tight. This will quiet down and extend the life of an otherwise expensive replacement. Note: the motor ain't got to be removed. This was just an old one I have laying around.
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