Diffusion bearing removal


#1

Hey guys, I am having a hard time removing the bearing from my diffusion. I’ve tried pliers, and all sorts of stuff, and nothing seems to work. Any suggestions help!


#2

I dunno if this will work, but I’ve heard of success with some stubborn yoyo bearings… did you try putting it in the freezer for a while? Freezing it will cause the materials to contract a little, if the plastic contracts a bit more than the steel of the bearing, then you will have a little more space around the bearing and can remove it.


#3

Lube the bearing seat and freeze it


#4

The bearing seat is metal. Will the freezing still work with that?


#5

Do you mean that I should try to lube under the bearing that is stuck? That would be really hard…


#6

I think it is aluminum just like a metal yoyo. Steel is the only other possibility (like who uses titanium for a bearing seat lol) and if you have a magnet of some sort just check with that.
Aluminum will work, but steel is the same as the bearing itself and probably will not.


#7

Don’t use a magnet you will magnetize your bearing


#8

The other half