Super Stuck Yoyo Bearing?


#1

So yesterday I was yoyoing and suddenly the yoyo went silent (barely made any noise like usual) and I realized something was wrong. I opened up yoyo and found bearing stuck (I know it happens). Also the bearing was barely spinning so I knew it was time to clean it (it’s funny how I just got the yoyo a few days ago and bearing already needs cleaning). I managed to get the bearing out with a plier and then decided to put it back in the yoyo because I decided to clean it later. So now, the bearing is stuck again and this time it’s not coming out with a plier and is super stuck. I’ve tried wiggling but it’s not working now. I tried the freezer method and didn’t really work. I don’t want to buy a multi tool or use drill or anything like that. Any ideas? And if I do get the bearing out, I was going to do the paper cleaning method because I don’t have any lighter fluids in house, and also thought of using dish soap or something.


#2

You can’t get it out with pliers? Dang! Be persistent but careful. I’ve never heard of someone using dish soap but it doesn’t seem like a good idea to me. Do you have any kind of compressed air or anything? After the paper method you could try to spray anything else out with air. I would personally just go buy some lighter fluid or something but it’s up to you how you want to confront the issue.


#3

What do you have against using a drill bit? See the video here, you can substitute a 1/4 in. drill bit for the rod he uses.

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(rizkiyoist) #4

I’ve ruined a pretty expensive bearing by removing it with pliers, something I’ve done for years, until one day I found a yoyo that is super tight.
Simply because I don’t want to spend on a proper removal tool.
The proper way to remove a bearing is by wiggling the inner race, NOT the outer race.