[Clayart] fixing a groaning wheel

Tommy Humphries tommyhumphries at sbcglobal.net
Sat Oct 1 08:20:16 EDT 2016


Sounds like a bearing going out. If you have grease zerk fittings, you can shoot it full of fresh grease. 

Can the wheel head be moved in any dimension other than normal? For example, side to side, up down etc. if so the bearings have failed and need to be replaced.

Tommy Humphries 

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> On Sep 30, 2016, at 7:10 PM, Jeff Lawrence <jefflawr at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Hi,
> My old Thomas Stuart wheel has started making an intermittent loud groaning
> sound, sometimes under load and sometimes randomly. It has the sound of
> something about to fail, but I've never had a wheel opened up for
> inspection. Any diagnoses and or prescriptions from afar?
> Thanks,
> Jeff
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