Teletype lubrication adviceu
pete at dunnington.plus.com
Sun Sep 17 08:02:38 CDT 2006
On Sep 14 2006, 23:00, Tony Duell wrote:
> The parts manual exists, I have it. I only have one copy, though
> (unlike the Techincal Manual where I have at least 2 of each volume,
> different editions IIRC).
> I might be able to be convinced to make a copy of it. It is, at
Hm... is it large? If it's not too big, I would pay for the copying.
> > It says to lubricate the motor bearings at each end. But mine
> > look like it was designed for that.
> If this is the normal motor, then it's sort of sealed for life -- the
> housings are glued to the stator laminations, It's similar in
> construction to the RX02 spindle motor IIRC.
> It can be lubricated, though. Take the motor out of the chassis,
> the fan and the reduction gearing. There's a black plastic cover at
> end around the spidnle, these can be prised (pried) off. You can the
> squirt some oil into the bearings.
I think I'll leave that until after the event, when I have more time
(I'm about to go on holiday) to do a full job. I've lubricated the
shaft behind the motor, though, and a few other key points.
Thanks for confirming that the motor is at least "sort of" sealed for
Pete Peter Turnbull
University of York
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