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    Felt like I was back in the corn shucking days last night, out of nowhere and without a warning the magnetic clutch went out on lane 4. What a deal, tonight I went through and used my inferred on all of them and none showed much difference in tempeture. Is there something I am missing here or do the bearings just go out without notice in these things. Sounded like my first wife before we got married and got so bad I finally disconected it and started shucking pins to the turn pan until league was over and then changed it out.


    Drill
    Drill

    David Bolt
    Champaign, IL
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    Re: Magnetic clutch

    Drill:

    Didn't quite catch what you're saying ...

    If it was the bearing inside the clutch ... disconnecting wire wouldn't help, cause the bearing would still be turning w/ the jackshaft, right ??

    If on the other hand, coil in clutch was going out, causing pinwheel drive pulley to make the shrieking noise from slipping, quick emergency fix is to loosen collar, stick a matchbook cover or other friction type material (kicker strip) between clutch and drive pulley, then lock collar with as much pressure as you can get between drive pulley and clutch. This obviously causes pinwheel to turn constantly, but you can run her with 18 or 19 sticks so that you don't get turn pan jams. You might have to sit on her, but it beats the heck outta playing human pinwheel.

    This also can get you through the night if a rectifier decides to go flashsmokepopstink

    Kevin

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      Re: Magnetic clutch

      Drill:
      4 different types of magnetic clutch bearings were used, with the last three all requiring lubrication on a five year basis.
      Been my experience when bearing fails or locks up, it yanks the cord from the mag. body.
      Sounds like yours just gave up the ghost, or some electrical failure.
      Roscoe
      rfm

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      • #4
        Re: Magnetic clutch

        Yeah, the bearing was the only thing that went out on it and it was a non replaceable bearing. Everything still worked but the noise was more than I could bear and I know they had to have heard it up front. I went through and put a #2 wire on all of the magnetic clutches so when the pin breaks off they won't turn on me and it stayed stationary but squeeled like all get out.
        I like that emergency temp. job though KL thanks and will keep that in mind.

        Drill
        Drill

        David Bolt
        Champaign, IL
        USBC Silver Coach
        IBPSIA BOD
        IBPSIA Advanced
        Technical Certified
        Pro Shops

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