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Pendel
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Posted Thu Jan 9, 2014, 2:37pm
Subject: Checking the bearings?
 

Dear co-geeks,

I am pretty new to the whole espresso making scene, so please forgive me if the following questions are stupid.

How does one check if the bearings on a (Macap M4) grinder motor are still good?
Also, do these ever need to be re-lubricated?

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Posted Sat Jan 11, 2014, 2:24pm
Subject: Re: Checking the bearings?
 

Take them to your local electrical motor mechanic and they can pop in new ones for cheap. I might try to turn the burr (After unplugging the machine) by hand to feel how smooth it is.
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Posted Mon Jan 13, 2014, 10:36am
Subject: Re: Checking the bearings?
 

Hi, no they need no regular service, they are sealed.

I find pretty much if you just listen, your ears will tell you a whole lot about them. If there is no winning or whirring sound, if the grinder spins freely and winds down not comes to an instant stop, they pretty much are OK.

Why are you asking?

 
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