Craigslist Grizzly G0458 Drum doesnt work!

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Forum topic by Marcus posted 01-24-2013 07:51 PM 4567 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-24-2013 07:51 PM

Found a guy asking $300 for a G0458 that was not in working order. Ran out to meet up with him and we finally landed on $100 for the price. It was missing the conveyor belt and covered with dust, so I am guessing not well taken care of and the breaker would pop after running for a few seconds. I figured for $100 I would take a shot on it.

I get it home, sure enough, the breaker pops after about 3 seconds of labored moving. I was guessing maybe the motor was shot, so I take the belt off to see what happens. It spins right up and moves like crazy. I hook the belt back up to the table…it spins away with no issues. I inspect the drum, it moves very rough with a jerking motion. I am guessing the bearings are shot and that this drum should move silky smooth and without any issues. Is this correct?

I only had about 10 minutes to play before heading back to work, I’ll give Grizzly a call when I have the time (our schedules dont exactly meet up well).

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#1 posted 01-24-2013 07:55 PM

yup. sounds like the bearing or the drum is shot or snagging on something causing it to resist the motor and in return trip the breaker when the motor overheats. I would inspect to see if there might be something stuck between the drum/spindle, maybe it’s just super dusty producing a lot of friction – clean, lubricate, try again rotating by hand. from your description I wouldn’t be surprised if it just accumulated too much dust in there over time as it was never taken care of.

good luck – a heck of a deal. should be able to bring it back to life for not much more.

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#2 posted 01-24-2013 07:55 PM

It is difficult to say .How does the drum move under hand power and see if it moves latterally when you grasp it? try oiling after cleaning eveything if after that the drum seems seiezed it may be the bearings removal of the drum should allow you to see if it is siezed up. TRy everything else first but bearings should be easy to come by and fit. Alistair

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#3 posted 01-24-2013 11:31 PM

I meant that the drum was tough to move by hand. It also looks like there are some missing pieces, specifically where the drum should connect to the body on the side opposite of the motor. If anyone has this machine and could send over a few pictures, that would be great.

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#4 posted 01-24-2013 11:37 PM

Have you looked at the manual and parts list?

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#5 posted 01-24-2013 11:41 PM

Try this link. It is the manual for the ds

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#6 posted 01-24-2013 11:43 PM

Yes, I’ve looked at the manual and parts list…hence me being pretty sure I have a missing part or two. A picture is worth 1000 words though.

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