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Lily Ash

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Noisy motor agate master
« on: March 28, 2019, 12:31:20 PM »
Hello,
I don't know if this topic has been addressed on the forum.
I bought a second hand Agate Master facetting machine and its engine is noisy. Really noisy.
I brought it to an electric motor place for maintenance and all they did is they oiled the bearings saying there wasn't much more they could do to fix it.
It's as noisy as it was.
I'm thinking of replacing the motor but I don't know exactly what to get and where to get it from. Or anything to reduce the noise ...

Thanks for your help  :)

MakkyBrown

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Re: Noisy motor agate master
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2019, 12:42:42 PM »
Welcome Lily, Vibration mounts could well help. If you can isolate the motor from the faceting machine frame it will most likely get rid of heaps of noise. Maybe make a rubber gasket and use grommets/washers on the mounting bolts.

 I also used FatMat car sound dampering mat to get rid of a heap of noise in my lathe coming from the motor, but that may not help much on a faceting machine. 
CheersMB
« Last Edit: March 28, 2019, 12:50:20 PM by MakkyBrown »

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Re: Noisy motor agate master
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2019, 05:58:23 PM »
Agate Masters use a pretty standard electric motor and it shouldn't be noisy, a bit of a hum when it's running is all. I wonder if bearings in the faceting machine might be the cause of the noise.
Make yourself a stethoscope with a bit of clear 6mm pipe from Bunnings (any hardware shop) then see if you can find where the noise is coming from, if you have long hair keep it well away from rotating motors and pulleys and belts while you do this.

 

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