Is a groan sound in a spindle normal?

Discussion in 'eXmark' started by Keith, Oct 15, 2003.

  1. Keith

    Keith LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,979

    I took the belt off of my EPS the other day to grease the idler arm deal and turned the spindles just to check them. The two outers seemed silky smooth, but the center one had kind of a roar to it. It's not lose or anything, it just sounds kind of rough compared to the others.

  2. eXmark

    eXmark Manufacturer / Sponsor
    Messages: 4,258


    It doesn't sound normal to me. Often when you find a rough bearing you are in the beginning stages of failure. Have your dealer take a look at it the next time your in town. I had looked at a unit down your way a couple of year ago that had a spindle that just didn't sound right. After we removed about 30 feet of twine from the spindle shaft it sounded much better.



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