zerk problem, please help

Discussion in 'eXmark' started by jdwilliams1, Aug 22, 2001.

  1. jdwilliams1

    jdwilliams1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 97

    i am having trouble getting one of my zerks to take grease on my 48" hydro walker. i put the grease gun on it and the grease ooozes out around it and it won't go in. it is like it is frozen. i need help quick or i will loose my front left wheel. thank you in advance.
  2. eXmark

    eXmark Manufacturer / Sponsor
    Messages: 4,258


    This is what you can do. First check to make sure that the grease zerk ball is free. What you need is a special tool, like a nail, ice pick, screwdriver or something to poke that ball (Be careful not to poke yourself, especially if you're using a rusty, old nail!). Most likely the ball is just stuck or painted over that's not allowing the grease to go in.

    Now if the ball is free and it's still not taking grease, you need to take the zerk out. Take your special tool and dig out whatever it is plugging the hole. After that it should take grease. Give that a try and tell us if it works.

    Thanks, Fred.
  3. Vibe Ray

    Vibe Ray LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 785

    Those grease zerks are so cheap, why don't u just buy a new one to be safe it doesn't happen again.

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