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Old 09-09-2012, 05:17 PM
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spindle play

I have a spindle with up/down play, perpendicular to the deck. there is no play in the rotation of the blade, but the shaft inside the spindle and the pulley wheel on top move about a quarter of an inch. Vibrates like mad. Is this a repair needed issue or a "live with annoying vibration" issue?
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Old 09-09-2012, 05:28 PM
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Its a replace bearings ASAP issue. Vibration indicates imminent destruction.
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Old 09-09-2012, 05:52 PM
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Thank you for your help. So I can replace just the bearings and not have to buy entire spindle? That's great news.
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Old 09-09-2012, 06:17 PM
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When you get it apart you will see what shape the spindle is in. Usually its the bearings and or their races that are worn out.
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