Problems - Bearings - Technical

Bearing Problem Solving

PROBLEM CAUSE REMEDY
Noise High pitched metallic Poor lubrication Improve lubrication
Clearance too small Correct clearance
Poor fitting Investigate mounting method and seating
Excessive load Examine shaft and housing tolerances for closing effect
Low pitched metallic Brinelled raceway Avoid shock loads
Regular Rust or damage Check & replace seals & relubricate
Flaking of raceway surface Improve lubrication & check fitting, clearance and fixing method
Irregular Ingress of foreign matter Check & replace seals and relubricate
Excessive clearance Correct clearance
Damage & flaking of rolling element Reduce loads and/or clearance
Variable Varying clearance due to temperature changes Check fits taking housing material and temperature into consideration
Damage to raceways Improve lubrication & check fitting, clearance and fixing method
Heavy vibration Flaking of raceway and rolling element Improve lubrication & check fitting, clearance and fixing method
Ingress of foreign matter Check & replace seals and relubricate
Excessive clearance Correct clearance
Poor location Ensure abutment face and fitting diameter are perpendicular
Excessive heat generation Clearance too small Correct clearance
Poor location Ensure abutment face and fitting diameter are perpendicular
Excessive load Examine shaft and housing tolerances for closing effect
Poor lubrication Improve lubrication
Creep Maintain recommended shaft & housing fits
Lubrication breakdown Too much grease Use correct lubricant quantity
Ingress of foreign matter Check & replace seals and relubricate

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