Symptoms of bearings besieged by lack of lubrication, wrong sizing or improper installation and how to fix them.

FIVE SIGNS OF A BELEAGUERED BEARING

Symptoms of bearings besieged by lack of lubrication, wrong sizing or improper installation...and how to fix them.

SYMPTOMS

  • Squealing and squeaking
  • Smoking or a burning smell
  • Constant misalignment
  • Uneven wearing of the shaft or bushing
  • Overall failure

PREVENTIVE STEPS

  • Be sure to choose the right bearing: plain, roller, ball or needle for your application. Need help deciding? view resource
  • Choose the right size, a too‐small or too‐large shaft will cause uneven wearing at the least and complete failure and damage to equipment at the worst
  • Be aware of the weight and speed restrictions of your bearing
  • Proper installation view installation help 
  • Routine maintenance and lubrication view lubrication help

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