This tutorial is to be used in conjunction with the end bearing plate tutorial. One option is to replace only the bearing instead of the whole bearing plate.
|1. Notice that this bearing is worn to the point that you can see between the race and the bearing housing.|
|2. To replace the bearing you will need a short cylinder that is about an inch deep and about 2 1/4 " in diameter. I use a part I picked up at a plumbing supply house.|
|3. Center the bearing over the fitting and knock the bearing out with a hammer. The wider part of the outer ring of the bearing needs to be on the bottom of the plate.|
|4. Here you see the bearing has been knocked out.|
|5. Turn the end bearing plate over and position the new bearing in the plate as shown.|
|6. Center the plate and bearing over the cylinder. The bearing will be hammered into the bracket. You will need some kind of fitting with at least a 1 1/4" hole and an outer rim or edge that is at least two inches. I use a 1 1/4" collar.|
|7. Hammer the bearing into the plate using the wide side of the hammer claw.|
|8. Continue hammering. Make sure the tools are properly aligned to allow the bearing to slide into the bracket.|
|9. Here you see the new bearing installed in the bearing plate.|
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