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#1 rtl

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 06:48 PM

why? what to do?



#2 Mark C.

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 07:09 PM

Need a little more info-which shimpo model??when its spinning or just turned on?

cone drive or belt-whisper or old school R model?

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 07:19 PM

I have decided to get a little cranky on behalf of the infinitly patient potters who constantly answer questions on this forum.  I was thinking to myself that this questioner, who by the way delcines to even give a gender, is going to be politely asked for more information.  And, sure enough, Mark politely asked just that.

 

Would you, or any of the other minimalists out there  (and there seems to have been a rash of them lately)  walk into an auto repair shop...where they don't know you...and ask, Hey, I've got a ford at home and it's making a funny noise.  What is it and what should I do?

 

If questioner want help, they should try and be helpful.  Give lot's of information.

 

OK, I'm done being cranky.  Back to being cheerful and deliriously happpy.

 

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#4 Biglou13

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 08:08 PM

you go doris! 

it is not at all cranky!


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#5 rtl

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 08:32 PM

I was smiling reading your answer, Doris ... I realize how absurd my question was, but to you it should show how novice I am when it comes to communicating in Forms ... the wheel made noise and I freaked ... since then I kept working and after 10 minutes it stops 'shirking'.

Thanks for your all immediate responses ...



#6 Mark C.

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 10:18 PM

Ah-dodged another bullet-

Thank you Doris for the obvious-Not cranky at all

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 09:19 AM

They often make a noise that is easy to fix: take off the head: if you see a round metal cover that the shaft goes through: slip  take that off, put a little grease on it, or if you don't have any: use your finger to pick up a little grease from the bearings there and rub it on the underside of that disc. It doesn't take much.

When that disc gets a little dry, it spins with the head rotation and rubs there: common shimpo squeak even on new ones,






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