Fixing stuck bearing on swingset


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Old 06-01-23, 03:46 AM
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Fixing stuck bearing on swingset

I built my son a swingset with some help I got here. I ordered some swing hangars:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09WQX5B5D...roduct_details
However, one doesn't pivot freely. Probably 50% of the area of travel is restricted, beaning that while it does pivot, it is slow, like there's something blocking it. I don't see what is blocking it. Could someone suggest what to do about this?
 
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Old 06-01-23, 03:59 AM
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Could it be over tightened?
 
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Old 06-01-23, 04:28 AM
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Or possibly a burr in the casting that's rubbing. If you unbolt the two halves, you should be able to find the cause.
 
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Old 06-01-23, 04:38 AM
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Or is cheap finish and has rusted. Squirt a little lube into it first, see if that helps, then tear apart!
 
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Old 06-01-23, 07:48 AM
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OK I took it apart. There's some plastic bushing in there that seems to be causing it. It's basically a rubber washer. Can be fixed.
 
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Old 06-01-23, 11:54 AM
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Without seeing exactly what you have there apart.... it's hard to offer help.
I doubt it's rusted.

Amazon is pretty good acknowledging problems.
Let the seller know you have a problem piece. They should send out a new one no charge.
 
 

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