Kraton Has anyone had problems with the pinion gear not staying tight on the kraton

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I just replace my motor on the kraton because I believe that the Motor shaft was ruined and wouldn't hold my pinion gear well I replace the motor and pinion gear and the problem is not resolved pinion gear is still slipping off shaft can anyone help me solve this problem
 

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I just replace my motor on the kraton because I believe that the Motor shaft was ruined and wouldn't hold my pinion gear well I replace the motor and pinion gear and the problem is not resolved pinion gear is still slipping off shaft can anyone help me solve this problem
Are you using locktite?Put a drop on the pinion and a little on the motor shaft.Use heat to remove.
 

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Are you using locktite?Put a drop on the pinion and a little on the motor shaft.Use heat to remove.
I just got a good look at the pinion gear and the set screw look like it melted inside the gear hole does that come from gear mesh being too tight
 

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I just got a good look at the pinion gear and the set screw look like it melted inside the gear hole does that come from gear mesh being too tight
Can you post a picture? If you didn't use locktite,the set screw will back off during use and round off the end of the setscrew.You probably need a new pinion/ setscrew.
 

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Get a new 4mm set screw most hardware stores have them and use blue locktight
 

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Make sure when screwing the set screw you are doing it on the flat part of the motor shaft , also use a dab of blue loctite on the set screw before tightening it down and yo I should have no problems again .
 

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Use new Loctite and use red as long as you have a soldering station to remove it later. Loctite goes bad after a while and it stops working. You have to get a new tube every so often. Keep it in a plastic sandwich bag so it stays fresh longer.
 

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The Kraton comes with red Loctite on the pinion screw and between the gear and shaft. You have to heat it up real hot to remove it. Even use a pinion puller if needed.
 
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