does these spindle bearings look ok

ugabulldog

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I replaced both bearings and added grease to new bearing not sure if it is possible to over grease, but I don't feel like I did. There is no play side to side, this is how pulley is spinning now. Does this look ok in video below, blade is still attached. If not, not sure what to do except replace mandral shaft that comes with new bearings, spindle can't go bad right?. Maybe I bent shaft trying to get old bearing off by cranking bearing in bench vise and hit top of spindle (with nut on threads) to separate from old bearing. I ended up breaking outer bearing with vice and then had to put inner bearing in vice and used same method to separate from shaft

First video on link:

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Pumper54

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Requires log in to your account. Any way to post the video from another source?

Tom
 

bertsmobile1

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yes they are shot.
Do the whole lot
6203 & 6204, common bearings.
Buy then from a mower shop, or bearing shop or auto parts shop.
There is more to a bearing than the dimensions.
You can get the above bearings is shopping trolley grade for 20¢ each to $ 5-00 each on the web.
They will collapse and cost a new belt and in some case trash the deck or break the spindle housing.

The most counterfitted item is not expensive brand name watches, it is bearings
 

bertsmobile1

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The letters tell you if the bearing has rubber seals RS or 2 RS or metal seals Z or ZZ and then if there is a C? the fit.
Yours should be 2 RS or ZZ, makes little difference in a spindle.
IF those are genuine Stens then they should be fine.
I fit a lot of Stens parts and they come with a 12 month warranty down here.
However no guarantee that anything bought off ebay or amazon is genuine & not fake.
Stens have a web site with parts listed and prices ( if you log in ).
If that price seems too good to be true then it isn't true.
 

Scrubcadet10

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I say his wore out bearings are better than your new chinese junk!!!!!!
 
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