Echo blower crank bearings

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by SDlawndawg, Mar 28, 2003.

  1. SDlawndawg

    SDlawndawg LawnSite Member
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    What is the proper method of replacing the bearings and seals in an Echo PB60-HT blower? I have it torn down to both halves of the case and need to know the best way to pound or press them out without doing damage to the case.
     
  2. SDlawndawg

    SDlawndawg LawnSite Member
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    No problem. They popped out with a tap of a hammer and punch.
     
  3. Doc Pete

    Doc Pete LawnSite Gold Member
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    Heat the cases in an oven to 300 degrees, put the bearings in the freezer and they'll drop in. It's just better that way...........
     
  4. SDlawndawg

    SDlawndawg LawnSite Member
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    I'll give it a try.
     
  5. Doc Pete

    Doc Pete LawnSite Gold Member
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    It's not a big deal. However, what can happen is you **** the bearing in the housing and elongate it, or put a small crack in the case.. bummer:p
     

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