Re: Clean and Lubricate Pots in Tek 475

Ed Breya

First try lubing the pot shaft bushings from outside - remove the knobs, and give them a generous drenching with light oil, then rotate them lots of times (put the knobs back on if necessary). This should loosen them up. Also push and pull on the shafts (they will only move maybe a few .001 inches axially) to help get some oil in, and loosen the crust and gum. If the pots then turn freely, rotate them a bunch of more times to clean up the elements. If after all this, the pots are still binding or noisy, then you may need to take them apart for internal cleaning. If you don't get immediate improvement, let them sit overnight and try again before taking more drastic measures.


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