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    Default Need to heat a bearing for installation - use the microwave



    Wrap it in wet paper towel and nuke!

    The Microwave Trick? It's the easy way to heat bearings!


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    I use my toaster oven...never tried the microwave...
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    Default Re: Need to heat a bearing for installation - use the microwave



    That's cool

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    Default Re: Need to heat a bearing for installation - use the microwave



    I've never needed to heat a bearing so far, but have thrown bearings in the freezer and cases in the oven to get them to slide together. First time I did it I must have been about 12 years old, felt like I was MacGyver.

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