steibs115

New Member
May 19, 2017
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Hi all,

I know there have been a lot of threads on the P55000 power lift.

I have one and the manual override bolt has sheared off the worm gear.

I'm wondering if anyone had successfully managed to repair this by either drilling out the old bolt and threading in a new one or by tack welding a new hex nut to the worm gear?

Thanks!
 

Antipodes

Call me Paul
Jan 28, 2015
773
Christchurch, New Zealand
It wouldn't be hard to get the bolt out and to weld on another.
And I have seen posts where people have mentioned that particular fix.
I would definitely get the old bolt out so a new one can be threaded in. Just placing it on the broken bit and tacking it in place would not provide enough strength IMO.
However the big one is reducing the friction that caused it to break in the first place.
I pretty much just use a battery drill now on the bolt all the time, and it is very easy to turn with not a great deal of load on the drill, The motor, gear and bolt can actually be turned by hand on an extension, which shows how easy it should be.
 




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