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Is this Normal for a new, or for that matter old Lem?

post #1 of 14
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Noticed this on the first round and now the second. Getting brass shavings from the bearng at the top of the gear. Yes it is lubed. The shavings are falling down onto the plunger and probably into the bucket.

post #2 of 14

Pull it apart..... there must be a burr on the thrust bushing.....   sand until glass smooth.... both surfaces if needed..... 

 

I'm afraid if you get a replacement, it will be the same or even worse....  

post #3 of 14
Thread Starter 
Say it isn't so!!!!! Damn thee metal gears, I'd much rather have plastic in my food, not!!!
post #4 of 14

That kid was really cranking on that sucker huh? Hahahaha......

post #5 of 14

That is too bad, hope you didn't ruin your product!:icon_eek:

post #6 of 14

Wow, too bad. I thought the metal gears would be better than the plastic.

post #7 of 14
Thread Starter 
I think as Dave mentioned there must be a burr in one of the surfaces. I will take it apart and give the surfaces a sand. The lube does a good job of keeping the filings right at the bearing. So I'm not to worried about it contaminating the product, yet.
post #8 of 14

Dirt.....   What have you found out about stuffer.....     Dave

post #9 of 14
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Dirt.....   What have you found out about stuffer.....     Dave

Nothing much. I haven't tore into it yet. The last time we used it there wasn't as much of the shavings. So I'm hoping it will go away completely.
post #10 of 14

Close the eyes.......    Turn the handle.....

post #11 of 14

<In my best Maxwell Smart voice>

 

Awwww...... the old wait and see if it fixes itself approach.

 

I would approach LEM and see what they say and reference the picture. Most manufacturers want happy customers, especially when they have such a large following of friends making sausage. Although I wouldn't put it off too long.

post #12 of 14
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Originally Posted by Foamheart View Post
 

<In my best Maxwell Smart voice>

 

Awwww...... the old wait and see if it fixes itself approach.

 

I would approach LEM and see what they say and reference the picture. Most manufacturers want happy customers, especially when they have such a large following of friends making sausage. Although I wouldn't put it off too long.


I agree... That shouldn't happen. More than likely the washer on top of the gear needs to be replaced as its now grooved. Remove the gear and polish the top of the gear and the bottom of the stuffer body and replace the washer with a new one. Check for sharp edges at the bore of the holes and chamfer if possible you must be stuffing a lot of sticks

post #13 of 14

DS, I had the same but not that much, Yes I was P Oed also, only did it one time so must have been a small burr, I did not lube that time around either :wife: Make sure you lube that red rubber gasket around the plunger(besides the gears), helps like you would not know, if you do not have food grade grease, spray your fingers with Pam, and lube that gasket, I don't spry the whole thing cause I done want pam everywhere, and do this ever 2-3 fillings of the stuffer. 

 

Good luck. 

 

DS

post #14 of 14
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Originally Posted by driedstick View Post
 

DS, I had the same but not that much, Yes I was P Oed also, only did it one time so must have been a small burr, I did not lube that time around either :wife: Make sure you lube that red rubber gasket around the plunger(besides the gears), helps like you would not know, if you do not have food grade grease, spray your fingers with Pam, and lube that gasket, I don't spry the whole thing cause I done want pam everywhere, and do this ever 2-3 fillings of the stuffer. 

 

Good luck. 

 

DS

I've been using PAM on the O ring and food grade lube on the gear area. We will be stuffing some summer sausage again tomorrow to make up for the wasted batch. I will see how bad the shavings are when we do that batch. If it's still bad then I will contact LEM.

 

My little 8 year old Sausage Monster has been bugging me all week to make more sausage! Dad can we make sausage? Dad can we make sausage? Dad when are we going to make more sausage?

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