auger motor gearbox

DirtyDave Posted By DirtyDave, Oct 19, 2013 at 9:23 AM

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. DirtyDave

    DirtyDave
    Feeling the Heat 2.
    NULL
    

    Nov 22, 2011
    289
    12
    Loc:
    western wa
    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
     
  2. bill3rail

    bill3rail
    Minister of Fire 2.
    NULL
    

    Jan 12, 2012
    626
    122
    Loc:
    LI, NY
    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 2.
    NULL
    

    Nov 22, 2011
    289
    12
    Loc:
    western wa
    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 2.
    NULL
    
    Staff Member

    Aug 4, 2012
    6,882
    1,414
    Loc:
    West central Mn
    Probably a Chinese nut:)
     
  5. RKBAGUY

    RKBAGUY
    Burning Hunk 2.
    NULL
    

    Sep 29, 2013
    239
    44
    Loc:
    Milford, PA
    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?
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page