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    Default Berkeley Thrust Bearing

    Whats the trick to get the bearing out?

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    Take out the shaft seal packing take the bowl and imp off and beat the shaft with a plastic dead blow thats how i got mine out

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    Hmm. Got the shaft out already. Does the bearing housing need to be heated a little for expansion?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diverted Income? View Post
    Hmm. Got the shaft out already. Does the bearing housing need to be heated a little for expansion?
    Then you did it wrong. The bearing comes out while still installed on the shaft. Shaft w/bearing come out the front of the pump. You may want to reinstall the shaft and use it to help move the bearing forward. I would be a little concerned that you mave have already gotten the bearing cocked sideways in the housing. Heat should not be required.
    Last edited by Oldsquirt; 11-19-2011 at 04:34 PM.

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    So put the shaft back in and give it a thump with a dead blow?

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    Thats what i would do

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    It probably took a lot more force to drive the shaft out of the bearing and out the back of the pump than it normally would take to drive the assembled pair out the front.

    I don't see much in the way of an alternative to trying to reinstall the shaft to drive the bearing out, other than using an old worn out shaft.

    For future reference, I believe both Berkeley Jet and American Turbine have videos to assist with DIY repairs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diverted Income? View Post
    So put the shaft back in and give it a thump with a dead blow?
    At this point (shaft removed) I would say try to push the bearing assembly out forward , possibly a block of hardwood (large dowl or ??) IF the bearing has not come apart you should be able to succesfully get the inner and outer races out as an assembly if your faced with a catastrphic bearing failure and alls thats left is the outer race thats a different set of circumstances ,please chech you PMs Tom

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