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Thread: those of you who have had to replace caster bearings, how do you wear them out?

  1. #11
    Quote Originally Posted by -scott- View Post
    No one has said to lubricate w/ WD-40. That wasn't my use for it. I needed to see if it'd free up the rust, assuming that was the issue after submerging them.
    my bad. bearings need cleaned and lubricated and you didn't mention using anything other than WD40 so I assumed....

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    Both times I've had front castors sieze up I believe it was around the 5 year mark. I think just general use

  3. #13
    Quote Originally Posted by LooseCannon View Post
    my bad. bearings need cleaned and lubricated and you didn't mention using anything other than WD40 so I assumed....
    no worries, just clarifying.

  4. #14
    Quote Originally Posted by canuck View Post
    Both times I've had front castors sieze up I believe it was around the 5 year mark. I think just general use
    Yes, I generally replace mine every 3 years or so to be safe.
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  5. #15
    I've never had a bearing seize but have had them start to drag and make my chair pull in one direction. Bearings get a buildup of dirt and rust scale over time and most people just replace instead of clean.

  6. #16
    I pop the seals off mine about once a year and regrease them. If you can't get the seals off you can get white lithium grease from car parts store. Sprays like a liquid, sets up to a grease. Its the stuff that's sprayed on car door locks and hinges.

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