Thread Number: 95195  /  Tag: Twin-Tub Washers
advice needed on hotpoint supermatic gearbox
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Post# 1198433   2/2/2024 at 12:56 by anthony (uk)        

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i have removed this from the machine and after emptying the mixture of oil and water spent some time cleaning it .The main shaft bearing is worn and i am wondering can it be replaced or do i need a replacement gear box .In all my years of service i have never opened a gearbox before [usually just fit a new one]but as they are now quite scarce i thought i would just have a look and see if there's anything i can do . Any advice would be most appreciated

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Post# 1198434 , Reply# 1   2/2/2024 at 13:53 by anthony (uk)        
the unit appears to have a sinter bearing

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wonder if i could get a replacement .should be easy to knock the old one out and push a new one in

Post# 1198669 , Reply# 2   2/6/2024 at 11:56 by anthony (uk)        
Managed to find

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a company that make sinter bearings so i ordered 2 [only 2.50 each ] they arrived this morning. I got my measurements wrong .while the inner measurement is right the outer is wrong so i ordered another but i have plans for the others . I am going to try and fit one into the top of the support tube [where in my opinion there should have been one anyway] .If it works the gearbox will have a new self oiling bearing at the bottom and one at the top stopping any play there as well

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Post# 1198739 , Reply# 3   2/7/2024 at 13:37 by anthony (uk)        
new bearing

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arrived today so i spent the afternoon fitting it .I have also fitted another in the top of the [worn] support tube .the bearing is glued into place with epoxy glue .Its all put back together and filled with nice fresh oil [just used some car oil if its good enough for a car its good enough for an old washer ] Will put it back on the machine and see how it performs tomorrow

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Post# 1198818 , Reply# 4   2/8/2024 at 17:07 by Slowspin66 (lincoln uk)        

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Brilliant job it will last forever

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