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Old 01-04-2002, 10:07 PM
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SCAG Spindle Bearing Question

I recently rebuilt all 3 spindles on my Scag 48" WalkBehind. After completely re-assembling the units (I rebuilt them one at a time to make sure I did it correctly) I found that some of the bearings could SPIN inside the spindle housing. They didn't sping at the same rate as the shaft but they could still wiggle back and forth and spin.

Is this normal? Hopefully some other people have rebuilt Scag spindles and might have had this problem....

Thanks for the help ya'll !!!!
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Old 01-07-2002, 09:40 AM
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This is not normal for any spindle housing. If the bearing spins in the housing it will eventually wear out the housing. If the bearings are just a little loose with no side play, then some Loctite should take care of your problem. You will want to use the green Loctite which is bearing retainer. Just remember when you rebuild them next time to use heat to break the Loctite loose first.
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