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Old Dec 11, 2012, 06:38 PM
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I just wanted to chime in here on the loctite discussion. When I bent my shaft recently I took the motor out to remove it. To my horror two of the four screws holding the motor in place had come loose.

I had applied removable loctite to all screws before screwing in. My suspicion is that the heat of the motor gradually degraded the loctite... but that would mean that the motor had been getting REALLY hot, which I don't think it was (using the highly scientific finger-on-can test).

I have the high temp loctite but it's for shafts and not screws, and plus it's not the removable kind, so I am hesitant to apply it. I put the slightly stronger removable loctite that I have on, and the whole thing is secured again, but just for safety's sake I will be inspecting the motor mount every month or so.
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