View single post by Lane Shirey
 Posted: Wed Jul 11th, 2018 11:06 am
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Lane Shirey

Joined: Wed Apr 30th, 2014
Location: Downingtown, Pennsylvania USA
It must spin without much resistance or the motor will not start. It likely has self centering bushings which got cockeyed when you took apart the motor. Loosen the motor bolts and loosen the end of the motor as you did when you took it apart. Now evenly and lightly snug up the motor bolts in a cross pattern. Firmly tap all around the rotor shaft with a wood handled screwdriver or equivalent to center the bearings. Give the shaft a spin, it should spin freely, if not start over. When it spins freely, tighten a little more in a cross pattern, and tap again. 
Repeat this process until they're tight. Some motors are finicky and some I've had to take apart 3 or 4 times until it came out ok. The shaft will and must spin freely by hand.