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How hard should it be to rotate a rotator?

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#1 GIJoe50000

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Posted 23 February 2024 - 02:51 PM

So I recently picked up a rotator, SV210, and it seems to be very hard to rotate it, and I'm wondering if this is normal?

It's not tight, but it's more like it's viscous, like the harder you try to turn it the harder it is to turn it.

 

I have obviously loosened the thumbscrew, and then I loosened the 5 screws around the sides and it was still hard to turn.

I loosened them some more and a little rubber/plastic seal popped out:

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So I loosened it some more again and it came apart, and it has this very sticky stuff on the inside, it's almost like glue:

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So I'm wondering if this is normal for rotators, are they supposed to be hard to turn?

And is this sticky grease normal in rotators, or is it supposed to be normal grease?

Did they maybe use too much of it?

I've seen other people turning these rotators and they seem to move quite freely.. Like this: https://youtu.be/WWx...yDfhjcwQ&t=650 

 

I thought I'd ask before I start removing this stuff or replacing it with normal grease!




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