jguarino69 Dave in AZ has an excellent post on this that I am going to post to in a minute here but in general the Waltons 50 lb mixer will hook up to other grinders but our grinder wont hook up to that Weston 44 lb model. We initially thought it would because if it works one way, why not the other but it has to do with the area around the hookup.Edit adding Daves post https://meatgistics.waltons.com/topic/5226/50lb-mixer-post-pics-with-spline-and-hookup-measurements?_=1677524447623
Lubricating a #22 Walton's grinder
Ridley Acres There is no room for one. If I added anything to the back of the auger I would not be able to seat the plate on the notch at the bottom, it just fits now with nothing added.
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Miket482000 said in Lubricating a #22 Walton's grinder:
The Grinder head has a plastic bearing surface pressed into the back where the Auger is inserted into it.
This must be their solution for us who occasionally forget the washer.
processhead Power User Regular Contributors Smoker Build Expert Bowl Choppers Nebraska Veteran Team Camo last edited by processhead
If it is the head end overheating and not the drive unit, then there isn’t really anything to lubricate and a thrust washer is all you have.
When you tighten down on the auger nut, it pushes the auger back against the rear of the grinder body. Then when the auger is turning the friction at the back creates some heat but it should not be generating the heat levels you guys are seeing.
You could try running the grinder with the auger nut just a little looser and see if it still gets hot.
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processhead I tried running it looser and a bunch of meat squeezes past the outside of the plate.
Ridley Acres Most likely. In the past, on older grinders, I have used if you didn’t put the washer on the back you also got a really poor grind, as well as the knife, was not pressed to the plate properly.
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Miket482000 My thought is that the thrust washer might have worn down. Can you take out the auger from the head and look at the washer? Does it have discoloration around the outside? I had this happen recently, it was with a Meatgistics user who I swapped grinders with so I could see what he was talking about and eventually I found that to be the issue. I was grinding on it and all of a sudden smoke started coming up from the auger, it was passing ALL of the heat through to the auger and cooking the meat. I swapped out that thrust washer (after trying about 15 other things of course) and it went back to normal. If you don’t want to post a pic just take a look and let me know how it looks.
Jonathon It looks fine with minimal wear, there have been less than 200 pounds of meat put through it at this point. The auger is not going back into the head any further than it did new, the Plates still protrude about halfway from the rim of the head as they did from the beginning. So there is no sign that it is wearing thin back there. I will swap it out if you can send a new one to see if that is it. here is a picture of the one I have sorry my phone camera kinda sucks.IMG_20221115_172144_5.jpg
Jonathon Here is one showing the thickness of the Washer!
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Did not see this post until now. You have described exactly what I am seeing on the Weston 22 I posted about a couple days ago. I ordered a new auger bearing earlier tonight and hoping that helps. Did you ever get this issue resolved Miket482000
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