Possible cause of failure:
Bearing air faults and sticks when rotated.
Shaft and bearing rub out in the front.
Spindle may have gotten bumped or slightly contaminated.
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Catastrophic bearing failure was the main cause of this spindle malfunction
Continue reading to learn how Northland Tool performed this repair and converted a Weiss GHK 176239 spindle from grease-injected to permanent grease lubrication…