Warco WM16 mill maintenance Jul 2, 2020 16:27:45 GMT
Post by greenglade on Jul 2, 2020 16:27:45 GMT
Has anyone stripped down their WM16, in particular the spindle? I've had a few issues of late with my mill, although I can't feel any play in the spindle there is sometimes when under load a 'rattle' sound. Today I also had another issue, this time the motor kept slowing down and stalling under load. I removed the easiest brush to reach and sprayed some electrical spray on the armature, this helped for a while so i'm thinking it's the brushes. It was while talking to 'Warco spares' mentioning the spindle and asking about new bearings that they said check that the spindle nut hasn't come loose. The instruction was to remove the 'C' clip, pull off the plastic cover and tighten the nut which is a 'pin' type, that is, it has two holes for a tool to fit and tighten.
Well, I got the 'C' clip off but that's as far as I got, the plastic cover (might have a metal outer) doesn't look like it just pulls off? There's a thread with keyways down it and what looks like another type of clip that holds the cover on, trouble is I can't see how this would be removed, I don't think that it's a sprung fit as there's no room to open it. It may be threaded but if so I can't see a way of undoing it. It may simply be a case of yanking it off but before I try that I thought that I'd ask if any of you guys who own a WM16 have taken their own spindle apart?
Thanks in advance for any help/advice given, if anyone has a diagram I'd love to see it.
BTW: while searching for answers or even a diagram of the machine's layout I found a mention of replacement brushes being available from Arceurotrade, on checking their Sieg X3 machine they do indeed look identical, since they are a third of the price of Warco's I've ordered a couple of sets to see if they fit.