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How to remove wheels off old Frantom cabbing machine?

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Author Topic: How to remove wheels off old Frantom cabbing machine?  (Read 177 times)
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« on: May 15, 2018, 10:57:47 pm »

I'm repairing this for my daughter, it needs new bearings. Are the wheels supposed to slide off the right side after the nut is removed? They don't! Electrolysis? Can the wheels be removed from the right side? I can't see a way to do that. Looks like there's a steel shaft that goes through all the wheels and is attached to the two on the left. Thanks for the help, John.


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« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2019, 10:40:26 am »

I just did one. Yes ,I took them off the right side. The cast aluminum flanges corrode into the shaft. Don't try hammering them ,they are fragile, guess how I know. Between the wheels there is an aluminum tube spacer. First clean your shafts that you can get at with emory cloth strips, you'll find them in plumbing dept of a hardware store. I use 120 grit but I buy mine in big rolls at a industrial supply, handy stuff. I used a an Oxy /acetylene torch to heat the flanges, but a propane torch should work, just much slower.

This is a stale posting but maybe this will help someone else .
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