Mark90 Posted September 13, 2006 Share Posted September 13, 2006 I have stripped the brake on my 8274 down to service it as it was sticking to the extent I couldn't pull the rope off the drum in freespool and the brake was getting warm when powering out. The brake pads (Gywn Lewis's) had corroded to the brake discs and one of the 4 interfaces was stuck fast. I was just going to put it all back togther with some grease and hope that cured it. But I was thinking that maybe my brake is too tight. When fitted with Gwyn's brake pads (new when winch was rebuild a couple of months ago) it's quite a snug fit to get the circlip on and while the brake rotates relatively freely there is no end float what so ever on the brake discs/pads. Fitting some old uparted pads (not sure of the origin but are not narrow like the standard ones) I can get a very slight end float of a few thou I would guess. Fitting a set of old standard pads gives me about 1mm end float. So what is right? Should there be any end float in the discs/pads when the spring has released the brake? Or should it be snug and any end float is a sign of too much wear? I was wondering if the snug fit keeping the discs/pads in contact was what lead to the corrosion/sticking? Thoughts please? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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