I have a GE 1/2hp motor (Lead-R-Line model 5KH47HR1086) used on an
evaporative cooler that has sealed bearings and a mounting "disk?" on
each end. Is there any way to remove the mounts and repack or replace
Price the replacement motor & price new bearings then decide if its
worth the effort.
Sealed bearings typically are not designed to re-grease.
BTDT ...tried to "remove" seals, re-pack & re-seal. Result was not
One technique I've used with "success" is to pierce the seal (either
metal or plastic) & inject grease with "needle" & syringe. Of course
seal is now somewhat compromised but if the environment is not harsh
it might work out
On Tue, 15 Jul 2008 04:22:46 -0500, email@example.com wrote:
I pretty much agree except, wrt auto batteries, they still sell plenty
of non-sealed batteries. When the first no-maintenance batteries came
out, they were sealed, but shortly after that the redesigned battery
caps on the other batteries to make them look like the
"no-maintenance" batteries. But they still come off, 3 cells at a
They are still designed the same inside, with the miniscus-indicating
entry hole, so one can tell when the proper water level is reached,
and they still do best with distilled water.
OTOH, if the battery does need water more than, my guess, once a year,
it means it is charging too fast, at too high a voltage. And the
charging voltage is no longer adjustable. A new or even junk
alternator or whatever part includes the voltage regulator costs more
than a new battery a year or two earlier, I think. I don't know
because my batteries have lasted to their warranty age, or a little
more, and I've been lethargic lately and never actually look inside my
I agree about the motor, but not the batteries. Mine have all lasted beyond
the warranty perios with absolutly no maintenance at all. The on in my
Buick is under the back seat and I've never even seen it. At seven yhears I
had it replaced when winter was coming. Other factors aside from adding
water will do them in. It was not that long ago that the battery with caps
woudl not make three years. I like progress.
As for the faucets, I put a Moen in the kitchen 20+ years ago. The
cartridge is guaranteed lifetime and they sent me a new one five years ago.
I never got that long from the old washer types. If it goes again in 10
years, I'll call and get another. Good deal, eh?
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