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Old 07-25-2012, 09:17 PM   #2054
mendoje
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Originally Posted by Wirespokes View Post
Ensure the mechanism works easily. As oils and greases age, instead of reducing friction they get sticky. That increased resistance can be too much for the nylon gears and they'll eventually strip the teeth.

The next stage after that is the old grease disintigrates leaving metal/metal contact, and then bushings and shafts wear out. As long as there's lube, they seem to last indefinitely.

The best thing is to clean away the old lube then regrease/oil the moving parts.
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