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Old 02-27-2010, 09:26 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Wonderboy View Post
I'm a little bummed out by this:

I was trying my best to be gentle prying the endcap off, but I was not gentle enough, as it would seem. I hope that the endcap from my other ADC motor will suffice to replace this. Even after breaking it, it still won't budge. I got pretty aggravated about it and had to go do something else. It seems like the bearing in that endcap is either really stuck in there, or not supposed to come out. I don't know why one very similar ADC motor would allow me to remove the goods to clean up while this one wouldn't....I would really hate for this to be a waste of time and energy I wish I had Ben's patience for stuff like this.
It occurs to me that now might be a little late to mention it, but the aluminum end cap will expand faster under heat than the steel armature will... might have been a good idea to hit the end cap with a propane torch for a few mins to expand it a little bit?

It may have been an interference fit, and after years of corrosion and such, may have "bonded" the surfaces.
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