We have a little 2 frame extractor that's squeaking .. The gears are enclosed [remove plate to view gears] - what do people [with little manual extractors] use to lubricate the gears ?
Yes - Gears on top albeit enclosed .. when I opened it [unscrewed the "lid"] there was a ball of "grease" in one area that I attempted to re-coat the cogs with .. reduced but did not stop the noise .. parts of the cogs were also rather shinny perhaps indicating use without lubricant ..]Mine is a 3 frame hand cranked. The gears are on the top, so caution would have to be taken to ensure it couldn't drip into the extraction area.
Is yours similar?
I haven't has that problem -yet.
My first thought would be a sewing machine oil in very small quantities and carefully cleaned.
Hopefully if I am very wrong, someone will jump in and advise the correct product to be used
or slightly out of balance = wear ?parts of the cogs were also rather shinny perhaps indicating use without lubricant ..]
or a mechanical engineer ..or slightly out of balance = wear ?
Definitely not my area of expertise. This is when you need a pet engineer.
I looked everywhere [or so I thought] .. Thank you!
Could you do that inbetween extractions or best to clean, grease and clean again before extraction ?The bearing in the bottom of my extractor is greased with petroleum jelly (aka vasoline) according to the instructions
Now your challenging my recollection of the instructions😅Could you do that inbetween extractions or best to clean, grease and clean again before extraction ?
@dacahill do not use that.
Thank yuo - Could you provide the SKU for the item you recommend - there seems to be a few [albeit slightly different] options ..
Rocol Foodlube Universal 2 Grease 380g (Each)Rocol Foodlube Universal is a white, tenacious, non-toxic bearing grease designed for the effective lubrication and protection of ball, roller and plain bearings operating under high loads in the food and other clean industries. Rocol Foodlube Universal is a synthetic hydrocarbon based grease...nzsafetyblackwoods.co.nz
thats probably the more suitable. i think thats the standard grease gun size.