gdest wrote:Oiled the motor axis with two drops, didn't help.
Tell me please what is normal for sub-platter to move.
It's moving freely with finger push, but when I move the finger away it stops rapidly. Is it normal. I oiled the spindle before.
The subplatter alone should spin freely but it wont spin for very long. Give it a spin with the platter in place. With the weight of the platter in place it should spin for a good while given a fairly light push. How long depends on how fast you get it started. But should spin for well over a minute with a fairly light push.
For the motor shaft, I use 3 in 1 brand electric motor oil. Any light electric motor oil should work. Just a drop or two placed on the shaft below the pulley and allowed to run down the shaft. I dont think WD40 would do the job. It's made to dry and leave a film. It's more of a protectant and not really an oil.
Also, you dont have to remove the bearing well. You can use a magnet to remove the bearing ball then give the bearing well and shaft a good cleaning with Isopropyl alcohol. 91% or higher would be best. You can use some cotton swabs to clean down into the well. I use the swabs that I have to clean my firearms as they dont shed fibers. But brand name cotton swabs should work fine.
I never understood what Regas "2 drops" meant. The size of the drops would depend on what you used as a dropper. But a good cleaning and getting some of the recommended weight oil down there should give you an indication of whether or not the bearing is ok.