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  1. #1
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    Default Question, not a review of the Maxant jr capping spinner

    So let me start by saying not a review...I like my little spinner.
    Got me a problem though. The cappings wax is not coming out as dry as it should, taking longer to spin, and less in a load. If i had to guess the amount I am putting in 4-5 icecream pails of capping and honey.
    Now i am not a mechanic, hubby is. We bought this little guy used, not sure on the age of the spinner. I have seen the spin slow down noticeably. Hubby keeps saying the belt needs tightening, i say the motor needs replacing or repairing. He says the shaft bearing sounds and feels right, and i agree (on the spinner). The motor squeals a bit on start up.
    Opinions?
    I am about ready to go and buy the motor myself figure out how to replace it on my own...
    Last edited by honeyshack; 12-31-2011 at 11:51 AM. Reason: clarifiying

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    Default Re: Question, not a review of the Maxant jr capping spinner

    Get ahold of Jake at Maxant - explain situation to him, he'll get you straightened out. I had a problem with my extractor motor not sounding right and I called him and he knew what was going on.

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    Default Re: Question, not a review of the Maxant jr capping spinner

    Any idea on age of the spinner? Sounds like it could be the motor on its way out the door.
    Shoot me a email and I will give you the part number if you want to buy the motor direct from Grainger.
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    Default Re: Question, not a review of the Maxant jr capping spinner

    Hello Maxant, I was hoping you would reply. Is there a serial/model number which would give you an idea on the age? We have had the spinner for about 5 years and we think the fellow before us bought it used.
    Is there a difference in quality of motors if bought direct from grainger or if i go to a motor shop in Winnipeg and pick one up?
    Oh, i think i will PM you to make sure I get the right motor hp etc. If it is used, no telling if a previous owner replaced it with a proper one

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    Default Re: Question, not a review of the Maxant jr capping spinner

    The motor squeals a bit on start up.

    Tighten the belt. See if things change.(It's cheap, like me)

    Crazy Roland

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    Default Re: Question, not a review of the Maxant jr capping spinner

    If an electric motor starts up it is usually ok. Put on a new belt and tighten. Lots cheaper than new motor.

    Johnny
    "Suppose you were an idiot and suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself." - Mark Twain

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    Default Re: Question, not a review of the Maxant jr capping spinner

    Cheaper for you to pick up at a local grainger. I will give you the belt part number as well (standard v belt) so you can start with the cheaper of the 2 to see if that fixes the problem.
    www.maxantindustries.com
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    Default Re: Question, not a review of the Maxant jr capping spinner

    Replaced the belt already
    Retightened already
    Hubby is a good mechanic. He is also a cheap one (compliment). Cheap first. I think he knows he has to either take the motor apart and replace the brushes or buy a new one. He is reluctant to do that though. I think he want to try and get me through the rest of the extraction first while he finishes hauling hay and wood. Then work on the repairs. I on the other hand see the left over honey in the cappings and get frustrated. I am impatient and head strong

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    Default Re: Question, not a review of the Maxant jr capping spinner

    Shack

    It's usually much cheaper to replace the motor than to try to change the brushes or rewind it because the problem could the windings or even with the capacitor if it's a cap start. If it's 1 horse or less just buy new and replace they are very inexpensive it's the better option saves on headaches too
    Last edited by honeyman46408; 01-01-2012 at 05:57 PM. Reason: UNQ
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    Default Re: Question, not a review of the Maxant jr capping spinner

    Yes cap start, and I know my hubby. He grew up with a father who repaired everything even if it was not worth it. Hubby will probably buy a new one but either him or his father will repair it and keep it as a spare or put it on something else. It's what farmers do...waste nothing, even if it is broke. Might need it someday

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    Default Re: Question, not a review of the Maxant jr capping spinner

    why does one have to tighten the belt all the time?

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    Default Re: Question, not a review of the Maxant jr capping spinner

    Because they wear and stretch. Do your car tires last forever?

    Crazy Roland

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    Default Re: Question, not a review of the Maxant jr capping spinner

    point taken

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