Motors are not intended to be unused for long periods. With this in mind we would like to share a few things with you to check/look out for when putting your motors back into use.
The oil may have settled or thickened while standing idle. Check oil level & condition (replace if necessary). Gearbox oil : ESM-OIL-1 (5ltr or 20ltr drums available).
Oil levels on most common motors:
The seals may have dried out or hardened so check for leaks before use and after first few days of operation.
Most common seals to fail are Franklin Back End input seals.
Seal : ESM785503074 Or ESM785503074N/S (non standard)
Check the breather plug (90’s often rust closed)
OPE bearings (external bearings) can dry. Grease them or replace if worn.
OPE BEARING : ESM701020091 Westinghouse Back End
OPE BEARING : ESM701021010 Westinghouse Combi
Check Cent Mech and Contact Card – clean & adjust as necessary.
Cent Mech for Combi : ESM785501531
Contact Card for Combi : ESM785501386
Aux Card : ESM785501372
Back End Contact Card : ESM785501562
REMEMBER : Always carry out visual checks first for leaks & dry bearings, then run motor and re-check for leaks. Check for leaks again the next day & week.
NOTE: A missed leak or low oil can result in costly damaged gears.
We supply all common bearings/seals/oil & most spare motor parts for Westinghouse & Franklin motors. Please contact us for prices and offers.
We hope this information has been useful, for more detailed help or to order parts feel free to contact the Bowling Vision Service Centre.