central machinery model 5980

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Re: central machinery model 5980

Post by TGW901 » Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:10 pm

Thank you Torch! To be more exact, everything turn extremely tight. I believe you’re right on with the congealed grease. I see several lumps of gum-like grease drops at the bottom of the spindle. So, I’m going to disassemble, soak and clean everything up. Again, I’m very grateful to you.

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Re: central machinery model 5980

Post by Torch » Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:26 pm

Spray things liberally. Work them back and forth gently, a little bit at a time. Be patient. If you can work some light oil into the joints and rehydrate the old grease, things will be easier to disassemble without damaging force.

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