It seems like every now and then I have a bearing go semi-unresponsive.
While spinning, you can hear the point when it wants to “grind” to a stop; this is especially apparent when using compressed air to continuously spin the bearing.
Visual inspection while spinning reveals some sort of asymmetrical pattern in the “ball and cage” area, as if it has gone out of round somehow. I’m making a big assumption here, but I think my crappy throw or a misalignment of the stars is causing exactly that-- the bearings and cage to go slightly out of round.
Is there any way to “reset” the way the balls and the cage are set in between the races? Try to zero the alignment or whatever?