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I've had a Maxant 9-frame extractor for several years now and am very satisfied with the product. However, I've been experiencing a disturbing problem. The motor runs cool as a cucumber. But the round "transmission" gets too hot to touch and is squeaking. Is it be greased or lubricated? Does it require replacement? Are they still available? I'll attach a short video so you can see and hear what it's doing.


 

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Heat / hot case means friction and wear in the assembly - bearing or gears or both. Ask Maxant for maintenance advice. Use a kitchen thermometer and see if the bearing area around the shaft output is the hottest.
 

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If it has bushings inside of it they could be dry.
I would just pull it apart to see what is going on inside of it.
Food grade grease would be my choice for lube.
 

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It may be time to upgrade to the new motor/speed controller.

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That's probably what I'll do. There's no points to lubricate it, so I figure it's one of those sealed "lifetime-lubricated" things. But I can't hurt it too much now. It's about done. If I wait until it locks up, the gears may be destroyed.

If it has bushings inside of it they could be dry.
I would just pull it apart to see what is going on inside of it.
Food grade grease would be my choice for lube.
 
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