Is this Normal for a new, or for that matter old Lem?

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by dirtsailor2003, Jan 17, 2015.

  1. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Noticed this on the first round and now the second. Getting brass shavings from the bearng at the top of the gear. Yes it is lubed. The shavings are falling down onto the plunger and probably into the bucket.

     
  2. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Pull it apart..... there must be a burr on the thrust bushing.....   sand until glass smooth.... both surfaces if needed..... 

    I'm afraid if you get a replacement, it will be the same or even worse....  
     
  3. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Say it isn't so!!!!! Damn thee metal gears, I'd much rather have plastic in my food, not!!!
     
  4. timberjet

    timberjet Master of the Pit

    That kid was really cranking on that sucker huh? Hahahaha......
     
  5. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    That is too bad, hope you didn't ruin your product![​IMG]
     
  6. mneeley490

    mneeley490 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Wow, too bad. I thought the metal gears would be better than the plastic.
     
  7. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I think as Dave mentioned there must be a burr in one of the surfaces. I will take it apart and give the surfaces a sand. The lube does a good job of keeping the filings right at the bearing. So I'm not to worried about it contaminating the product, yet.
     
  8. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Dirt.....   What have you found out about stuffer.....     Dave
     
  9. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nothing much. I haven't tore into it yet. The last time we used it there wasn't as much of the shavings. So I'm hoping it will go away completely.
     
  10. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Close the eyes.......    Turn the handle.....
     
  11. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    <In my best Maxwell Smart voice>

    Awwww...... the old wait and see if it fixes itself approach.

    I would approach LEM and see what they say and reference the picture. Most manufacturers want happy customers, especially when they have such a large following of friends making sausage. Although I wouldn't put it off too long.
     
  12. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    I agree... That shouldn't happen. More than likely the washer on top of the gear needs to be replaced as its now grooved. Remove the gear and polish the top of the gear and the bottom of the stuffer body and replace the washer with a new one. Check for sharp edges at the bore of the holes and chamfer if possible you must be stuffing a lot of sticks
     
  13. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    DS, I had the same but not that much, Yes I was P Oed also, only did it one time so must have been a small burr, I did not lube that time around either [​IMG]  Make sure you lube that red rubber gasket around the plunger(besides the gears), helps like you would not know, if you do not have food grade grease, spray your fingers with Pam, and lube that gasket, I don't spry the whole thing cause I done want pam everywhere, and do this ever 2-3 fillings of the stuffer. 

    Good luck. 

    DS
     
  14. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I've been using PAM on the O ring and food grade lube on the gear area. We will be stuffing some summer sausage again tomorrow to make up for the wasted batch. I will see how bad the shavings are when we do that batch. If it's still bad then I will contact LEM.

    My little 8 year old Sausage Monster has been bugging me all week to make more sausage! Dad can we make sausage? Dad can we make sausage? Dad when are we going to make more sausage?
     

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