collapse

Author Topic: Gyroc A squeaking issues. Maintainance info needed.  (Read 283 times)

hithwentinuviel

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 3
    • View Profile
Gyroc A squeaking issues. Maintainance info needed.
« on: August 12, 2018, 11:36:01 PM »
Hi. I have a gyroc A tumbler that gets used very regularly for polishing my jewellery pieces i make. However over the last month or so it has developed a very noisy squeak/screech that makes it hard to work in the same room while it is running. I am wondering if the machine needs some lubricating oil somewhere or any other kind of maintenance i can do. I can find no info on maintenance for the gyroc machines anywhere.   

Rusted

  • ALF'er Platinum
  • *
  • Posts: 321
    • View Profile
    • Email
Re: Gyroc A squeaking issues. Maintainance info needed.
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2018, 07:56:03 AM »
That sounds like a bad bearing. Bearings are reasonably cheap. For those small ones just a few dollars each.
Do something sooner rather than later, a siezed bearing can chew the shaft and then you will be up for a new shaft as well as bearings and it could cost you quite a bit.
It could be motor bearings or the bearings on the vibrating shaft. But most likely the vibrating shaft.
Give the shaft a bit of a twirl with your fingers without the belt on, any grinding grabbing feeling in the bearing will indicate the faulty one, they should run smoothly with absolutely no noise when twirled rapidly.

ASI Industries

  • ALF'er Bronze Member
  • *
  • Posts: 30
    • View Profile
Re: Gyroc A squeaking issues. Maintainance info needed.
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2018, 10:53:44 PM »
Greetings "hithwentinuviel" the only person I know who would know what's up is John Wease at JS Gems Lapidary (USA).

Private Message "johnjsgems"
http://forum.rocktumblinghobby.com

Contact John Wease
http://www.jsgemslapidary.com
Andrew
ASI Industries = As i in does tries! : My definition.
I will try, i may never succeed in the goal, but at least by trying i have
a greater chance of success than never trying at all!

 Aussie Lapidary Forum: Rock Tumbling Guide!

My Pictures:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/asiindustries/albums

My Videos:
https://www.youtube.com/user/ASIIndoestries

hithwentinuviel

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 3
    • View Profile
Re: Gyroc A squeaking issues. Maintainance info needed.
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2018, 11:02:40 PM »
Squeek has been resolved. got into the bearings and added some high temp grease. word of caution to anyone who attempts this, don't pack the grease in otherwise it won't run. just a light coat works wonders.

Tags: Gyroc tumbler 
 

* Sponsor

HTML Online Editor Sample

ALF is hosted by Aussie Sapphire as a free service to the Lapidary community.

Visit our website here
Phone 1800 50 21 40
Or find us on Facebook

Recent Activities

Dangerous minerals by Plutonium
[January 19, 2019, 10:24:54 PM]


403 errors by MakkyBrown
[January 19, 2019, 10:04:23 PM]


Math Formula by MakkyBrown
[January 19, 2019, 09:21:13 PM]


Snake Catching by Sandbagger
[January 19, 2019, 08:26:45 PM]


Is Grabben Gullen dead? by Sandbagger
[January 19, 2019, 07:03:27 PM]


Changing Ball-Bearing on the left side of DP Pixie by olaf
[January 19, 2019, 12:14:16 AM]


Heading to Gemtree & Harts Range by Jamo
[January 18, 2019, 10:06:49 PM]


Any geologists out there? by harryopal
[January 18, 2019, 12:09:53 PM]


Areas around colac by MakkyBrown
[January 17, 2019, 08:53:22 PM]


Crystal structures by harryopal
[January 15, 2019, 04:28:00 PM]


What scales for weighing gold? by Sandbagger
[January 13, 2019, 11:41:38 PM]


Mt Gambier- South Australia Fossicking by Rusted
[January 12, 2019, 03:58:19 PM]

* Calendar

January 2019
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
[20] 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31

No calendar events were found.
Sorry! There are no calendar events available at the moment.

* Who's Online

  • Dot Guests: 69
  • Dot Hidden: 0
  • Dot Users: 0

There aren't any users online.

* Find us on Facebook

* Forum Stats

  • stats Total Members: 3825
  • stats Total Posts: 54061
  • stats Total Topics: 5757
  • stats Total Categories: 6
  • stats Total Boards: 27
  • stats Most Online: 160