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Old 13-06-11   #1 (permalink)
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Leaking roller on my Entec

Hi just a bit of advice from the vast wealth of knowledge that i know is out there. I have a 98 Entec 6 inch and was using it this evening when the rollers slowed and stopped and on further inspection found that there was hydraulic fluid coming from the bottom of where the infeed rollers are. Now i presume this is bad, and i haven't had the time to take them off yet but does anyone know what i might be looking at (apart from a big bill!!). Is it possible to repair the leaks from the roller motors easily? Or is it a big bill
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Re: Leaking roller on my Entec

Best case scenario it’s a leaking hose, simple and cheap to fix. Worst case it’s a leaking motor seal, might be as simple as an “O” ring to fix might need a new motor. Simple fix just going to cost more in parts.

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Re: Leaking roller on my Entec

The mounting flange bolts can become loose (flange to motor). Lift the roller cover run the machine and if no fluid is coming out of the hoses try moving the position of the roller motors from side to side, you ll find the leak. Just one other thing on machines of that age make sure you tighten the 2 m12 bolts (flange to machine) properly or as they get loose they ll oval out the flange holes and eventually break
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Re: Leaking roller on my Entec

one of mine was leaking once. Local mechanic put a new set of seals in it and has'nt been a problem since
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Re: Leaking roller on my Entec

Thanks for your help guys. Not going to do it until next week now but am not so pessimistic about it!!
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Re: Leaking roller on my Entec

Hi sory to hear about your leak.

Should you find u do need any seals or a new motor im sure we at approvedf hydraulics will be able to source it for you.

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Re: Leaking roller on my Entec

Thanks to everyone for their help but it turned out to be quite terminal for the roller motors. One was leaking really badly and was not worth repairing so a new one it was. As this was the case i decided that i might as well replace the pair. Managed to get them for just over 500!!. Never mind new motors so hopefully all will be good for a good while now
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