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  1. Terry Norgal

    my auger has been making some straining sounds and been slowed in delivering the corn to the basket. Ive taken the motor out is there any lubricating that I can do to help it?

    we love our model 4100 serial5140

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    • admin

      Hi T.N. Yes. You can use dry graphite or Never Seize on the auger/bushing connection. You may want to disconnect the auger from the motor drive shaft, sand and clean up the shaft and the inside of the bushing, then lubricate. It is recommended that the joint be lubricated once a month during the winter or during periods of constant use.

      It is important that you never use a liquid lubricant on that joint. The oil attracts dust from the corn and actually can cause the bushing to wear prematurely, or completely lock up and damage/burn out your auger motor.

      Here is a link to recommended lubricants on the website. I apologize there are no pictures, but maybe the quantities will help you in comparing pricing to local hardware or auto parts stores.

      https://americasharvestenergy.com/product-category/products/parts/lubessealers/

      Thank you for the question!
      Have a great day!

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