How to fix a perma-squealing B&D 16" corded e-ic hedge trimmer

I actually have two with the same problem.
They run fine, but they now also squeal without relent.
Can I take it apart and get it to stop the noise?
Reply to
bent
re: "They run fine, but they now also squeal without relent"
They squeal without relent? Even when unplugged?
You don't need a repair, you need an exorcist.
Reply to
DerbyDad03
it is definitely not the blade, and is definitely inside
over at forums.gardenweb.com in the Tool Shed they said the motor uses cheaper bushings, not bearings, that I could lubricate for a temp fix. Do you guys trust them.
Can you recommend any of these cordless models over any of the other ones from these?:
Yardworks B&D Worx / Earthwise
from the cheap category
Reply to
bent
On 8/25/2009 1:47 PM bent spake thus:
Dunno if I trust them, as I don't even know them. But yes, almost any motor can be lubricated, even one with crappy busings/bearings. Shouldn't be hard to open it up and apply lube where needed.
The question is how long it'll last, but it should quiet it down at least temporarily. Me, being a compulsive DIYer/fixer, I'd do it.
Reply to
David Nebenzahl
The motor probably runs through a gear reduction to drive the clipper. So, does the noise seem synced to the motion of the shearing, or is it a higher pitched more continuous noise. You may wish to take a piece of hose and snoop like a stethoscope to see where the sound is originating. Lubricate there, probably with a grease or heavy oil rather than a light oil. If you take this apart, you will probably see where the gears are meshing, add grease there
Jeff
Reply to
jeff
I've been generally pleased with B&D repair, even beyond the warranty period. You might give that a shot.
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Charles

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