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· Geezer
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I had to whack the drums with a soft hammer of 2 Barient 16s, which wouldn't turn when I bought the boat, to get them off for servicing. Cleaned old hard grease off, regreased drum interior, roller bearings, oiled pawls. One re-installed, no whacks needed, now works fine. The other needs whacks with a soft hammer to re-install:hammer. Doesn't seem right. Any solution so the whacking is not necessary? Seems the tolerances of drum, rollers, spindle are just too tight.
And since it did not turn before I tried to service, I doubt it will turn after with such a hyper snug fit and hammer coaxing.
 

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Take the drum off, feel how easily the bearings turn on the main spindle, then see how they turn inside the drum. If they turn freely in both I would suspect the spindle (main shaft) is out of true.
 
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