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Post by Peachy on Sun 02 Oct 2016, 9:34 pm

Anyone know how to fix a squeaky saucer wheel? My girls' used to just do it when started or stopped running, but now it's kind of an all the time thing, and it's driving me b-a-n-a-n-a-s. (Anyone else sing that song when they need to spell bananas? Giggling) I dripped oil where it turns but it hasn't done anything to help, and I didn't want to do more in case it gets yucky. Scratch
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Post by EverythingAnimal on Sun 02 Oct 2016, 10:10 pm

Is there a way to take it apart, and put it back together again? That's always worked for my silent spinners but looking at a flying saucer I don't know here to start.

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Post by Peachy on Sun 02 Oct 2016, 11:03 pm

I Googled before posting here, but those ideas must be old, for a different kind of saucer, or maybe just going over my head. lol I tried to pull it apart but nothing budged.

Guess I could order a new one if there's no fix, but kinda disappointing. Razz
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Re: Squeaky saucer wheel

Post by MouseLover on Mon 03 Oct 2016, 6:32 am

I had this before, and when I pulled the wheel off the base, there was loads of white powder. Looked like the mice had ran on it so much/so fast that the plastic axle bit had been worn down. I cleaned out the powdery stuff, rubbed a bit of olive oil on it, and put it back together. Haven't had a problem with it squeaking since, and didn't need to re-oil.

But if your saucer won't come off the base I don't know Sad

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Re: Squeaky saucer wheel

Post by Peachy on Mon 03 Oct 2016, 10:18 am

I decided to try again this morning and the saucer part flew across the room. It does come apart! I just wasn't trying hard enough, I guess. There's lots of white stuff in there so I'll try that suggestion. Thanks!


Update: It works great now! It even spins smoother, so the girls can't use it to climb stuff anymore. lol
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Post by CallaLily on Mon 03 Oct 2016, 2:29 pm

Thanks for the picture! Helps to see how it comes apart for if I need in the future. I'm glad you were able to get it working like new again (or better than new?).

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Post by MouseLover on Mon 03 Oct 2016, 3:45 pm

Yay! Glad that's solved!

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Post by MouseLover on Mon 03 Oct 2016, 3:45 pm

Yay! Glad that's solved!

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Re: Squeaky saucer wheel

Post by scaredymouse on Mon 03 Oct 2016, 7:29 pm

I've had this happen, too. I think this is an inevitable problem if you've had the wheel a long time and/or it has a lot of miles on it. It's hard to get off though! But after a good cleaning and a smear of vaseline on the inside... It's good to go for another year or two!

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