Re: Electric motor lubrication

REMOVE Tom wrote:
> > Over lubrication is the primary cause of premature bearing failure.
> > Check out lube recommendations on the bearing or grease manufacturers
> > web site. Depending on the capacity of your grease gun usually a
> > couple of shots periodically will suffice.
>
> Is that true? What damage does it do to the bearings? The worst I've
> seen is for the excess grease to squirt out and make a mess.
Too much greease in a high speed bearing can very easily cause it to
overheat.
Small 1800 rpm motors will have no problems with overgreasing other
than the mess.

> Best wishes,
>
> Chris
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