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Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by DirtyDave, Oct 19, 2013.

  1. DirtyDave

    DirtyDave Feeling the Heat

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    I opened my gearbox up carefully and had gears fall. I cleaned all gears and inspected looking for anything . then set out to figure oiut which gear went where. couple tries and done. greased it up with some hightemp grease. got it reinstalled quiet as a mouse for several hours. then loud noise it jams loud clank and now it sounds like loose ungreased roller bearings, still works tho. will inspect it next cleaning

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  2. bill3rail

    bill3rail Minister of Fire

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    Don't wait, the gearbox may be in self destruct mode now.

    Bill

    PS. The one item that I figured would go bad is the auger motor/gearbox, and I have a spare on hand.

    Order one now so if/when it dies at midnight, you can swap out motors when you need it, and not need to wait for delivery.

    Bill
  3. DirtyDave

    DirtyDave Feeling the Heat

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    every gear is on a shaft. no broken teeth. I am not afraid to run this gearbox for several more heating seasons. it is way easier than an eaton 14613 rto transmission total rebuild. added more grease. quiet as a mouse again now. oh noise was the updated bearing junk getting a adjustment on the cheap sheetmetal nut that came with it.
  4. Bioburner

    Bioburner Moderator Staff Member

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    Probably a Chinese nut:)
  5. RKBAGUY

    RKBAGUY Member

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    Why not directly power the motor/gearbox for a minute or two and let her run in and get the grease distributed, just to be sure?

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