konkave question..

has anyone ever had a konkave that has suddenly become noisy???this is a reoccuring problem for me…i think it may be because its gettin dry but not for sure…sometimes it goes away on its own but sometimes it doesnt…then i have to lube it…it is steel not ceramic…

next question…i have read a little bit that it may be risky to clean ceramic konkaves is this true or is it ok to clean one …i have mineral spirits can i use that…thanx

The bearing may be on its way out.

You can clean any bearing you want. you won’t hurt it.

the konkave that is noisy is only about a month old…i also have 2 others but they have never done this…they have got a l;il noisy but only for a lil while…is it possible that i just got a bad one…i just cleaned it yesterday put it back in still noisy…so i wondered if it was the hubstacks so i took those off and it was still noisy…maybe ill try and switch to one of my other kk to see if it is any better…

Clean it.

yoyospirit he just cleaned the bearing

did you try to lube it? use yoyojam thin oil or you can use trumpet valve oil.

i had a steel concave and they become noisy when their not lubed and its just grinding metal on metal or it might be so worndown that its ruined…