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 Post subject: Facetron maintenance, replacing bearings?
PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:06 pm 
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Afternoon

Have inherited a facetron and interested in learning to maintain/use it, works mostly fine, except from the feel of it I need to replace the bearings inside the drive assembly. Has anyone done this before or seen any material that could give me some tips on how to achieve this, other than shipping it to America to have the parts replaced?

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 Post subject: Re: Facetron maintenance, replacing bearings?
PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:35 am 
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What makes you think the bearings need replacement? If they do, any light engineering works should be able to help you.


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 Post subject: Re: Facetron maintenance, replacing bearings?
PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:34 am 
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Facetron machines are not the quietest running machines. A great deal of the noise is probably due to the belt. It needs to be lubed occasionally, and have the tightness adjusted. Try that first.


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 Post subject: Re: Facetron maintenance, replacing bearings?
PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:18 pm 
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Hey

I think the bearings need replacement due to the feel of the disk being turned without the belt attached, a slight 'clicking' in every 1/4-3/4's of a turn, and thanks for the tip on the engineering works.
Also yes I have looked into the belt and learned to clean and adjust that.
Thanks again


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 Post subject: Re: Facetron maintenance, replacing bearings?
PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:52 pm 
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sumat wrote:
Afternoon

Have inherited a facetron and interested in learning to maintain/use it, works mostly fine, except from the feel of it I need to replace the bearings inside the drive assembly. Has anyone done this before or seen any material that could give me some tips on how to achieve this, other than shipping it to America to have the parts replaced?

Thanks for any assistance


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