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Forum topic by Karda posted 05-08-2021 08:49 PM 637 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Karda

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05-08-2021 08:49 PM

I got my lathe belt problem solved purred like a kitten until a light dropped in behind the pulleys and stopped the lathe. now it clatters and there is a noise in the bearing ( got out the stethoscope ) can I still use the lathe. I checked the pulleys and they are tight.


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woodbutcherbynight

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#1 posted 05-08-2021 08:56 PM

Maybe some debris in the belt or under a pulley??

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#2 posted 05-09-2021 03:05 AM

i can’t find any debris

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WhyMe

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#3 posted 05-09-2021 12:28 PM

I had nothing to do with it!

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#4 posted 05-09-2021 01:04 PM

Remove the belt, run the motor and see if the noise follows the motor or the driven pulley, then go from there.

-- Daniel, Pontiac, MI

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#5 posted 05-09-2021 01:21 PM

Did you check the bearing with the belt disengaged? Just make sure the noise you are hearing isn’t the belt. Perhaps something nicked it and is just making a noise as it turns. Also, check that it makes the same noise in every pulley position. Could be a nick in one of the pulleys too.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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#6 posted 05-09-2021 08:27 PM

i checked everything, I don’t know what I did but in the process of monkeying around the noise dis appeared. I put the stethoscope on the bearing cases and it hums just like it should. thanks mike

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#7 posted 05-16-2021 03:28 AM

ran fine for a while now the noise is back, I noticed when i put pressure on the bowl like when I am sanding or using sanding past the noise intensifies. I looked in the case with a light and mirror and i don’t see any damage, When i put my ear down by the head stock there seems to be a sound coming from the hand wheel but it is tight

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controlfreak

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#8 posted 05-16-2021 10:26 AM

You may also want to try the old auto repair trick to find a noise source in the engine compartment. Get a piece of tubing and with one end in your ear the other end is pointed at suspect items.

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Karda

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#9 posted 05-16-2021 03:40 PM

already done the stethoscope thing

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#10 posted 05-16-2021 03:42 PM

Increased side force causing noise is an indication of bearing failure, or at least enough wear to warrant replacement. Is there a way to lubricate the bearing, or is it sealed? I have an ancient Record lathe that has a bronze bushing that gets oiled.

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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#11 posted 05-16-2021 03:46 PM

the bearings are sealed, probably when that light got caught in the pulleys and stopped it did it, before that it was as smooth as the day I bought it

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