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Should I lube my Mini?

Posted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:07 pm
by mdivancic
What, if anything, should be lubed on my Mini and what should I use for lube?

Regards,
Mike

Re: Should I lube my Mini?

Posted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:27 pm
by fastrobplus

Re: Should I lube my Mini?

Posted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:10 am
by mdivancic
Perfect, thank you.

Regards,
Mike

Re: Should I lube my Mini?

Posted: Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:34 am
by IDEngineer
Those bearings may be intended as self lubricating but unless you keep them scrupulously clean they will get contaminated and, ultimately, noisy. That seems to be a one-way road, too. The stainless shafts on our Mini apparently got some dust on them and despite repeated cleanings, they now "groan" when the position and speed are just right. I suspect some dust/whatever got into the bearings, and no amount of shaft cleaning is getting it back out.

Re: Should I lube my Mini?

Posted: Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:49 pm
by fastrobplus
Interesting. Both my lulzbots will make sea lion-type sounds under just the right conditions.