My Plastic Grind Machine Has Become Responsive...


#1

My PGM fell in the snow and now it doesn’t play the same anymore, instead of the string just kind of not doing anything when I pull it up it now actually tries to wrap around the bearing and it sometimes does. I cleaned the bearing out with lighter fluid and lubed it with some trumpet valve oil but it’s STILL responsive…

Baaaaaaah, what do I do now? I don’t really want to put forth the extra $20 for shipping just to get another bearing sent to me, my current yoyo shipment was sent out yesterday…

Should I just tough it out till my dv888 and protostar arrive and then wait till next shipment for a new bearing? Or will a new bearing even fix it?


(MikeMonty) #2

If you (or a parent) can soak it in some acetone for a little while (10 minutes tops in most cases) and shake it around a bit to break whatever is messing it up free it may take care of it. Otherwise PM me your shipping address and I’ll mail you a spare bearing.


#3

I don’t know if I have any acetone at home… I shook it up in lighter fluid and tons of stuff fell out shouldn’t that be enough? :stuck_out_tongue: I doubt my Dad would care, I’m 18 and never home. He told me to use WD40 but I heard that wrecks it.

Don’t worry about sending me a bearing, by the time it gets here my other yoyos will be here and I’ll be fine to wait until my next order to get a new bearing. I really do appreciate the offer though, it’s nice to know there are people out there who are willing to lend a hand.


#4

How much lube did you put in it? If the yo-yo is quieter than it used to be then you put too much oil in it. If that is the case just play the yo-yo till it breaks in.


#5

Mine is shot too haha!


#6

Maybe 5 drops? I didn’t want the bearings to run to dry.


#7

Yeah, I played with it for a long time today and I’ve noticed already it’s tons more unresponsive, the string doesn’t try to wrap itself up anymore.

YAY! ;D