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joahmon
04-29-2005, 05:01 PM
Among the specs for a 1/2 HP motor are ball bearings, DE bearing:none, OPE bearing:none.

What the heck are DE and OPE bearings??

Over Torqued
04-29-2005, 05:27 PM
DE is for "Driven End", that's the end with the output shaft.

OPE is for "Opposite Pulley" end, and that's for the other end of the motor.

darryl
04-29-2005, 08:10 PM
So---that motor has no bearings?

CCWKen
04-29-2005, 09:39 PM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by darryl:
So---that motor has no bearings?</font>

Not "Ball Bearings". It probably uses bushings.

WLW-19958
04-29-2005, 09:49 PM
Hi There,

I think the "correct" term is Sleeve Bearings.

-Blue Chips-
Webb

JPR
04-29-2005, 10:46 PM
It may have bronze bushings, cheap and easy to replace.

precisionworks
04-30-2005, 12:34 AM
Some of the older motors have a bronze bushing spherical bearing on the back side (OPE). These are non-serviceable and non-replaceable, as far as I can tell. You can add a few drops of oil to the felt wick that surrounds the bushing but there is nothing more you can do.

I'll rephrase that -- if you try to do more, like drive out or press out the spherical bearing it will shatter. If you know where replacements can be obtained, let me know.



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Barry Milton

joahmon
04-30-2005, 08:48 AM
Thanx 4 the replies.

If you're interested here's the link; scroll down to the bottom.

http://www.marathonelectric.com/motors/partdetail.asp?PARTID=Y360