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Minor Problem with 2005 LT15
« on: February 08, 2018, 08:20:30 PM »
Today, I had an issue where my mill wouldnít go forward.  I discovered that the felt pad that I guess cleans the main track on the operator side had completely come off and was interfering with the roller bearings.  I had noticed this coming off and called Wood Mizer about it.  They told me not to worry about it, that it wasnít really necessary.  So I started back cutting after I took it out.  Well, then I started getting buildup of sawdust on the track.  My question is whether that was a problem because of the absence of the pad or if the white plastic scraper is worn out and not cleaning off the track.  Maybe itís combination of both.
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Re: Minor Problem with 2005 LT15
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2018, 08:24:46 PM »
Not sure if itís proper protocol but I moved those out of the way day 1 on my LT-10 and never looked back.  Keep the rails clean is just part of the process, along with bark that stops the mill from rolling.
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Re: Minor Problem with 2005 LT15
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2018, 09:26:29 PM »
I keep mine on my LT15 there wiping.  The way to fix it is to have a high quality super glue on hand.  Not your average box store superglue mind you, but wood worker quality.  I use FastCap's 2P-10 system.  They have a more highly refined cyanoacrylate(superglue) that comes in thin, medium, thick, and gel.  You should use the Activator spray too.  You can harden in in seconds.  So I use the medium most often.  Pull your bracket off( or do it in place), and hold the felt in position, apply a good dab of glue, and spray it with the activator.  Easy-fixed!  For the small pads there are holes you can apply the glue through.  For the log pad do as the factory did or use holes if you have them.  Trust me, you will find a million uses for the high quality superglue.  It lasts much longer than box store stuff and works better.  I buy it in the large bottle.  They have a starter kit though that includes a small activator, and debonder.

Also if you lose the felt, sometimes you can find the same kind at the farm store like farm and fleet or Tractor supply.  I'm sure you could find it on the web too.  Not sure if a craft store would carry it that thick.  Maybe.
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Re: Minor Problem with 2005 LT15
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2018, 09:37:53 PM »
I hadnít thought of CA to put it back on.  I will get some quality CA and put it back on. 
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Re: Minor Problem with 2005 LT15
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2018, 09:38:33 PM »
Before I saw and while my engine is warming up, I remove the metal cover over the felt and soak it in ATF.
Then blow out the sawdust around the rollers, put the cover back on and I'm ready to go.Takes about 3 minutes.

If that felt gets to dry it will surely roll up on ya under the cover and start holding saw dust.
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Re: Minor Problem with 2005 LT15
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2018, 09:57:18 PM »
That sounds like good advice.  Thanks Widehead.
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Re: Minor Problem with 2005 LT15
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2018, 11:26:23 PM »
If you keep that felt lubed with ATF it makes a big difference . You won't get build up on the rail and the head travels much smoother . Like Wide head said takes 3 min.
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Re: Minor Problem with 2005 LT15
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2018, 09:47:04 AM »
I'd like to know who told you they were not necessary. They are there for a reason. To keep the rail clean. If you can remember who you talked to let me know. Sounds like a little more training is required.   Thanks
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Re: Minor Problem with 2005 LT15
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2018, 10:27:28 AM »
I appreciate your concern, Sparks.  The best I could do is to tell you it was a he.  I had called sometime in October right after I got the mill.  I didnít get around to using it until now.  Technically Iím the third owner of the mill and itís a 2005 model.  Does WM offer a factory replacement?
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Re: Minor Problem with 2005 LT15
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2018, 04:05:34 PM »
Well, the felt pads are glued back on and I cleaned the guide bearings.  Soaked the pads with ATF and now she slides smoothly again.  Thanks for all the help.
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Re: Minor Problem with 2005 LT15
« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2018, 08:12:47 PM »
I'm just afraid when they come off again, the ATF will not allow you to re-glue them.
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Re: Minor Problem with 2005 LT15
« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2018, 08:15:44 PM »
I'm just afraid when they come off again, the ATF will not allow you to re-glue them.

You'd probably have to clean it with Alcohol or Purple Drank.
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Re: Minor Problem with 2005 LT15
« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2018, 08:20:37 PM »
I'm just afraid when they come off again, the ATF will not allow you to re-glue them.

Could be. If they come off again, Iíll find a new replacement.
The purple drank could be a good time though.  Probably shouldnít drink it while operating the mill though.
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Re: Minor Problem with 2005 LT15
« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2018, 08:25:13 PM »
You do know that metal cover has 3 tabs on it that punches through the felt and then bend the tabs over to hold the felt.
Personally i would never glue mine.  :)
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Re: Minor Problem with 2005 LT15
« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2018, 08:27:32 PM »
Mine on my 2014 LT15 does not, just glue.
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Re: Minor Problem with 2005 LT15
« Reply #15 on: February 14, 2018, 08:28:35 PM »
Mine on my 2014 LT15 does not, just glue.

I learned something.  :)
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Re: Minor Problem with 2005 LT15
« Reply #16 on: February 14, 2018, 09:14:26 PM »
anyplace to buy just the felt?
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Re: Minor Problem with 2005 LT15
« Reply #17 on: February 14, 2018, 09:15:26 PM »
anyplace to buy just the felt?

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Re: Minor Problem with 2005 LT15
« Reply #18 on: February 14, 2018, 10:05:43 PM »
The metal cover on mine has 3 holes thru it, but no way to hold the felt on.  Wasnít sure what the holes were for.  The pieces were glued on previously.
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Re: Minor Problem with 2005 LT15
« Reply #19 on: February 15, 2018, 12:30:00 PM »
We do not sell the felt separate of the assembly. You should be able to find it locally. The sizes are 3/16" x 1" x 6.25" and 3/16" x 1" x 13" and 3/16" x 1" x 22"
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