|Bearing Needing replacing|
One important note: TAKE PICTURES SO YOU CAN PUT IT BACK TOGETHER AGAIN!
|1. Remove this Round cap to get at the screw holding on the crank arm.|
|2. remove the screw and then the crank arm|
|3. Remove the screws on the bottom|
|4. there are some press-in style tabs, so you need to squeeze in all the way around to get the bottom off. this is where 2 people come in handy.|
|5. The sides also have to be removed, more tabs...|
|6. the beds have to be removed|
|you can see that there are tabs holding the bed to the sides. we took off one side, then the beds, and finally the other side|
|finally here is the bearing! I was so excited i forgot to take a photo, it was located just behind the plastic where the crank arm was removed.|
|8. Here is the main roller unit without the plastic housing. I am using a screw driver the remove the black metal tab before taking out the bearing.|
|Here is where i have figured out the faulty bearing is within, because of the rust dust you see below the inside edge of the crank arm.|
|Yay! Now lube everything up and start putting it back together.|
All done and it has been working great for months. The current project in motion is a quilt using old shirts and cotton dresses from my kids and husband to make memory quilts!!! I bought an accuquilt triangle die that was narrow enough to fit through and now I will be able to keep cutting them. It saves my wrists all that cutting. it cuts 4 triangles at a time, and i c can do 3-4 layers!
Disclaimer=fine print: attempt at your own risk, any repair requires some risk as does crossing the street...