solar cover reel is very hard to turn

jvmagic

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Sep 13, 2007
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does this mean I need to replace it?

is there a way to replace the bearings or lubricate?

thanks in advance,

~jv
 

lbridges

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Nov 12, 2009
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Indialantic, FL
Can you specify the brand and model?

Many use a simple sleeve bearing, which should be lubricated periodically (annually is specified for the reel I own).
 

jvmagic

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Sep 13, 2007
38
hi,
I cannot find a make/model anywhere on it.
I will attach a photo when I get a chance.
there is only 1 screw on each side of the reel.

thanks again,
 

jvmagic

Active member
Sep 13, 2007
38
sorry for the ignorant question but I did spray wd-40 in-between the reel roller......I guess I should spray it on the screw itself right?

thanks
 

lbridges

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Nov 12, 2009
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Indialantic, FL
If I had that unit, I would take a wrench (or socket) and remove the bolt. With a little help the stand-ends should pull away from the wheel/tube assembly.

Should then be easy to see if it's a sleeve bearing (use some wheel bearing grease) or a ball/roller bearing. For the latter you may be able to push in some grease and maybe not - depends on the style. And if the bearing is screwed up your best bet might be a local well-equipped Hardware store.
 
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