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Jeanne
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Wizard Grinder Bearing going

Postby Jeanne » Tue Jun 19, 2012 1:36 pm

Pretty sure a bearing is going in my grinder. It's out of warranty and I'm going to get another (it's about 8 years old) but was wondering if anyone has ever attempted to refurbish the motor themselves?

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Re: Wizard Grinder Bearing going

Postby AndyT » Tue Jun 19, 2012 4:27 pm

Jeanne wrote:Pretty sure a bearing is going in my grinder. It's out of warranty and I'm going to get another (it's about 8 years old) but was wondering if anyone has ever attempted to refurbish the motor themselves?


Pretty sure Inland will sell you another motor or you might be able order one from Grainger. The motor brand is Fasco made by Fasco Industries, Motor Division. Motor number is 7121-7924

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Re: Wizard Grinder Bearing going

Postby Lynn g » Tue Jun 19, 2012 4:44 pm

I bought a new motor from Glastar for my Superstar; my husband replaced it; works great!
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Re: Wizard Grinder Bearing going

Postby AndyT » Tue Jun 19, 2012 6:02 pm

Lynn g wrote:I bought a new motor from Glastar for my Superstar; my husband replaced it; works great!


The motors of Glastar and Inland are not universal.

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Re: Wizard Grinder Bearing going

Postby GuyKass » Tue Jun 19, 2012 6:59 pm

Hi Jeanne-

I would shop around for the motor. Depending on the grinder, the motor may cost more than buying a new one (especially if you go to Grainger.)

Not sure of which grinder you had, but I saw this on the Central Jersey CL a couple of days ago. Can't tell the model in the photo, but you never know...

http://cnj.craigslist.org/art/3077770059.html


Guy

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Re: Wizard Grinder Bearing going

Postby AndyT » Tue Jun 19, 2012 7:31 pm

GuyKass wrote:Hi Jeanne-

I would shop around for the motor. Depending on the grinder, the motor may cost more than buying a new one (especially if you go to Grainger.)

Not sure of which grinder you had, but I saw this on the Central Jersey CL a couple of days ago. Can't tell the model in the photo, but you never know...

http://cnj.craigslist.org/art/3077770059.html


Guy


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Re: Wizard Grinder Bearing going

Postby Brock » Tue Jun 19, 2012 8:15 pm

Yahaftalook . . .

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Re: Wizard Grinder Bearing going

Postby Lynn g » Wed Jun 20, 2012 1:35 am

AndyT wrote:
Lynn g wrote:I bought a new motor from Glastar for my Superstar; my husband replaced it; works great!


The motors of Glastar and Inland are not universal.


I didn't mean that. I just meant to give an example of a replacement motor working well (and it was pretty easy to install, also). I expect replacing an Inland motor would be comparable.
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Re: Wizard Grinder Bearing going

Postby AndyT » Wed Jun 20, 2012 12:44 pm

Brock wrote:Yahaftalook . . .


At what? There were only two listing for stained glass stuff and neither showed a pic of a grinder.

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Re: Wizard Grinder Bearing going

Postby Jeanne » Wed Jun 20, 2012 12:57 pm

The grinder is mentioned in the description. It is on the shelf in the background of the second pic.


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