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Brand new WM LT40 super wide having issues
« on: October 13, 2020, 06:05:37 PM »
Hello all;
I'm now on my second Woodmizer, an LT 40 super wide with the 38 hp Kohler.   It's got just shy of 10 hrs on it, and I'm having issues with some really loud squeaking from the main drive pulley/shaft on the back of the engine, and the pulley itself is getting really hot after an 1-2 hrs of running.  It's hot enough to where the belt is smoking  quite a bit, even when it's off. After it completely cools down, it won't do it again until it gets hot.   I checked the belt tension on the alternator, drive belt, and the brake strap.  I then called WM today, got a really helpful tech guy who had me go through them again.  Since it was after hours when I got deduced where the smoking/squeaking was coming from, I called and left a VM.   In the meantime, I figured I'd come to the FF oracle and get ideas/advice.  I love, WM and the new mill, it's a big step up from my LT 35 manual, but I want to make sure it's running right.   Thanks in advance.   -Josh 
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Re: Brand new WM LT40 super wide having issues
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2020, 08:00:32 PM »
Check oil level in the main drive bearing!
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Re: Brand new WM LT40 super wide having issues
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2020, 08:28:18 PM »
Yes, very important.  There is a clear plastic tube that serves as a sight glass for the main bearing.  
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Re: Brand new WM LT40 super wide having issues
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2020, 08:30:01 PM »
Chuck and Yellow Hammer;
Thanks! yep, I checked that and it's showing it full.  Is there also one on the kohler itself? could it be giving me a "false" full?  I sure appreciate the help. -Josh 
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Re: Brand new WM LT40 super wide having issues
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2020, 11:43:42 PM »
Do you have an IR gun you can use to trace back the source of the heat? I would think you would see a difference happening pretty quickly. 
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Re: Brand new WM LT40 super wide having issues
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2020, 05:40:28 AM »
Southside;

I don't, but that's a good idea.   I'll also see what the folks at WM command central say.   Being it's so new, I don't really want to tear into too much myself.   -Josh 
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Re: Brand new WM LT40 super wide having issues
« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2020, 06:39:23 AM »
Josh did you try giving Steve down in Mosinee a call he did a great job of helping me out when I had a problem with my mill. Randy

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Re: Brand new WM LT40 super wide having issues
« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2020, 06:41:54 AM »
I would be on the phone to WM immediately.
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Re: Brand new WM LT40 super wide having issues
« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2020, 06:54:15 AM »
Check if the engine is a little to far forward or back. Belt might be rubbing on the pulley. Look for wear on one side of the belt or the other. Check for wear on the drive pulley. 
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Re: Brand new WM LT40 super wide having issues
« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2020, 07:20:26 AM »
Randy; 

Yep, I'm gonna call Steve this morning.    He's been super to work with when I've picked up both mills.    CustomSawyer, you might be right.  I didn't see any big wear on the belts, but I'm also not sure how much wear is too much.  This seems like it is definitely a job for a pro to evaluate.    Thanks again for all the input. -Josh 
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Re: Brand new WM LT40 super wide having issues
« Reply #10 on: October 15, 2020, 07:27:00 AM »
What customsawyer said pulleys not lined up.
I don't think they build a mill then try it out on a log before it gets sent out anymore like they did years before.
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Re: Brand new WM LT40 super wide having issues
« Reply #11 on: October 15, 2020, 12:05:10 PM »
The good thing about living on the east coast is the the west coast is still open for a couple of hours latter if you have a problem. The phone numbers for all the dealers is in the Woodmizer Way
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Re: Brand new WM LT40 super wide having issues
« Reply #12 on: October 15, 2020, 12:09:37 PM »
Spray/pour some water on the belt. If the noise changes/goes away the noise is coming from the belt. If it's a bearing problem the water will have no effect.

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