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    After replacing bearings in 2 motors(original toshibas)i had to clean out at least 10 years or more of dust buildup. [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/eek.gif[/img] [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/eek.gif[/img]
    Question is....blow them out running or not.
    Of course being very careful when they are running!!
    These poor motors i know are just loaded with crap and keeping them crud free will only extend the life of them.
    Use what you have to,to get it through the shift then fix it right.Do it right and live through the night...Safety first!

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    Re: Dusting your motors out

    I agree, the ones here were so bad that hot wasn't the word and all caused by dirt and lack of maintenance. I removed all the pinsetter motors about 3 years ago and cleaned them all out and replaced the bearings in all of them, I only had about 3 of them out of 24 that actually quit on me after that. I was told that you should only use light air pressure and a special coating on any wires that lost some of the insolation. Now they all run at a decent temperature, an average of 89 degrees during the summer after running for at least 2 hours. I monitor the temperature about every 3 months and usually have better luck vacuuming out the motors than using forced air now that they are clean, that and with forced air I feel there is too much moisture that goes in with the air. I don't remember the make of the ones I have but they are real old and have the capacitors in the bottom of them that are a pain to change if one goes out. Most of the accelerator motors were shot before I could even get to them but the ones I did get to are still running today. I think once I installed the Zot lift kits on the accelerators most of the strain on the motor was also relieved.


    David Bolt
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