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Servicing Brandt Gluepot12/17
I have a KD55 and am hoping to do some preventative maintenance on the gluepot. I had it rebuilt 2 years ago, but am not looking to got that route again.
I'm planning on replacing the heaters, as they have been sporadically replaced over the years, and I'd just as soon start with a fresh set. I'll also do a full cleaning.
What other parts should I consider replacing? The machine sees moderate daily use.
Watlo anti seize for the elements. sealed bearings if you are taking it out and going to the trouble of new elements
How difficult is it to replace the bearings?
Thanks very much
I don't have a Brandt, but on my machine the bearings attach to the glue reservoir in a metal housing that is almost impossible to get the bearings out of. I would look at your parts list, call Stlies and see if something is offered as a rebuild kit and if sealed bearing are available. A little more expnsive, but in the area of frustration releif , a no brainer
When I clean the pot before dis-assembly I saturated rags with lacquer thinner and place them in the bowl and put the thing in a bag, sealing it for a few hours and the excess glue generaly wipes right out.
I found that Stile does not offer a rebuild kit. You need to order individual parts. Service manual from Stiles is several hundred dollars. If you supply me your email address I can supply you with a parts list for the KD54 which should be pretty close to the KD55. You probably already know that the bearings are in a small sub assembly in the gluepot and it will require some carefull study to determine how to remove the bearings. If I remember your original question. If you replace the bearings note how the old ones come out relative to the seals.
Thanks very much. I think I have the schematic, but if I can't put my hands on it, I'll check back in.