How to Align Your Shafts

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Angular alignment

By inserting a feeler gauge betweenrepparttar coupling faces and rotate both coupling halves simultaneously we can check whetherrepparttar 100075 shafts have any angular displacement between them. The feeler gauge readings at checked at four points onrepparttar 100076 shaft coupling. Againrepparttar 100077 alignment is corrected by shimming or shiftingrepparttar 100078 machinery.

The motor andrepparttar 100079 driven machine should be bolted solidly torepparttar 100080 base after finalizingrepparttar 100081 alignment positions ofrepparttar 100082 equipment.

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Refrigerator electricity usage lowered in 15 minutes

Written by Donald Grummett

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5.Next, userepparttar vacuum cleaner to finishrepparttar 100074 basic cleaning ofrepparttar 100075 condenser. The brush attachment ofrepparttar 100076 vacuum cleaner works particularly well at this point. The brush will allow you to get in between allrepparttar 100077 fins and removerepparttar 100078 dust hiding there.

6.Finish by cleaningrepparttar 100079 condenser with a rag dampened with water. Avoid using any cleaner. Sincerepparttar 100080 condensers job is to transfer heat any residue left by a cleaner could impede this process. Under no circumstances use something like furniture polish (example lemon furniture polish) or a dust removal spray. It will leave a waxy residue that will end up attracting more dust. Something that works extremely well is a static duster (notrepparttar 100081 dusting clothes). If you are not sure what I mean, it isrepparttar 100082 cleaning device that looks like a catsí tail attached to a long handle. They are great because they pick up dust without using any chemicals.

7.Userepparttar 100083 vacuum to remove dust fromrepparttar 100084 cardboard cover that is nearrepparttar 100085 bottom rear ofrepparttar 100086 refrigerator. It is coveringrepparttar 100087 area whererepparttar 100088 compressor and electrical components reside. It will usually have holes in it where dust can accumulate.

8.Vacuum any dust fromrepparttar 100089 floor andrepparttar 100090 cavity whererepparttar 100091 refrigerator normally resides. Vacuumrepparttar 100092 sides ofrepparttar 100093 refrigerator. If there is a kick plate (floor level grille) atrepparttar 100094 front ofrepparttar 100095 refrigerator vacuum it also. Hint: Do not removerepparttar 100096 kick plate to clean. Some are very difficult to re-install.

9.Plug inrepparttar 100097 refrigerator and push back into place.

Thatís it Ö thatís all. The whole process should have taken approximately 15 minutes.

Inrepparttar 100098 space of a few minutes you have accomplished a number of objectives. You have removed a major source of dust from your home; maderepparttar 100099 refrigerator operate more efficiently; and lowered your electrical consumption.

Even though it is an easy job, it is one that usually gets forgotten. So donít wait untilrepparttar 100100 serviceman arrives once every few years to do this.

It is a very important cleaning project forrepparttar 100101 reasons already stated. Therefore, this is a job that should be placed right nearrepparttar 100102 top of your next spring-cleaning list

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