Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

1st pivot bearing failure

Collapse

Adsense Classic 1

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • 1st pivot bearing failure

    3rd season and today broke our first pivot bearing. no sign of wear.. just broke. Not the most fun fishing the chain out of the tube... but got it out! Thanks to everyone here for the tips on how to get back up and running!


    billman
    let me be myself

  • #2
    Happened to us, too. This was indeed a resource that aided me in coming up with a likely cause: Left side main table chain stretched too much before the adjustment was made.

    We used a hanger to fish it out, although if the magnet was just a little stronger it would have worked.

    Also, the shock was destroyed. The spring broke and the piston bent 45°.

    Comment


    • #3
      To make things easier in the future, I put a wire tie on the first link of chain next to the pivot bearing. In case of pivot bearing failure, the wire tie will stop the chain from going down into the tube.

      Comment

      Topic Starter RibbonScript

      Collapse

      Adsense Classic 2

      Collapse
      widgetinstance 666 (Related Topics) skipped due to lack of content & hide_module_if_empty option.
       

      Well this is a first.

      We all from time to time have one of those “wow I’ve never seen THAT before” moments. Well today was one of those for me when my night tech texts me to say lane 16 is out...
       

      Ball return wheel guide roller removal.

      Hey guys, i could just use a bit of advice trying to get this part out, first time I've had to do one of these. I got it to move a few turns but its come to a point where it has...
       

      Even old mechanics find something new.

      All my years working on these things I never had this happen…… until last week. ...
       

      82-90XL Frontend Gearbox Parts - Rebuild Woes

      We have 5 of the 088000365 replacement gear kits on the shelf, and I pulled two gearboxes off machines earlier this week, so I thought I'd try my hand at rebuilding them and save...
       

      Prolane damage

      Can this be repaired?
       

      LED Ball Lights

      Made an LED conversion for A2's and Frameworx masks. It can also be modded for the Harmony masks to accept 2 x 5mm led's and/or a 12v supply. Once I'm happy with the performance/design...
      Working...
      X