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Causes and troubleshooting of general failures of worm gear reducers


Causes and troubleshooting of general failures of worm gear reducers


Fault type

cause of issue

Method of exclusion

Reducer overheating

Overloading
Too little or too much lubricating oil
Bad or inappropriate lubricating oil
Excessive oil seal friction
Improper connection between output shaft and transmission

Adjust to an appropriate load or choose a large model
Add proper lubricating oil according to the instructions
Add appropriate lubricating oil after the oil is drained
Put a few drops of lubricating oil on the oil seal
Adjust to proper position

Reducer noise

Worm gears and worms have poor meshing
Bearing damage or excessive clearance
Insufficient lubricating oil
Foreign body intrusion

Trimming the tooth contact surface
Replace the bearing
Add appropriate amount of lubricating oil according to the instructions
Remove foreign objects and replace the lubricating oil

Abnormal vibration

Poorly fixed transmission
Worm gear worn or damaged
Bearing wear or damage
Loose bolts
Foreign body intrusion

Fixed transmission
Replace worm gear
Replace the bearing
Tighten the bolts
Remove foreign objects and replace the lubricating oil

Oil spill

Oil seal damage
Damaged gasket
Too much oil
Loose oil plug
Damaged oil mark

Replace the oil seal
Replace the gasket
Add appropriate amount of lubricating oil
Tighten the oil plug
Replace the oil mark

The input or output axis does not rotate

Worm gear overheated
Bearing damage
Foreign body intrusion
Excessive wear of worm gear and worm

Replace or repair
Replace the bearing
Remove foreign objects and replace the lubricating oil
Replace worm gear or worm

Worm gear excessive wear

How does it work?
Bad or inappropriate lubricating oil
Insufficient lubricating oil
Bearing wear
Operating temperature is too high

Adjust to the appropriate negative
Change the proper lubricating oil
Add proper lubricating oil according to the instructions
Replace the bearing
Improve the ventilation environment

 


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