Our SP-15 (#22182) at UA Fort Smith is missing the nylon wiper (X-20758) that apparently cleans the rails on both sides of the press. Looks like these were replaced at some point with a couple of pieces of thin metal. The other day, on the non-operator side, these bits of metal shifted and on the return trip, they would scrape the gear track. On our press, the wiper holders on both sides are really gunked up, so we could not shift the metal blade back into position and had to just remove it. Will this be a problem? Can we just clean the rails manually?
Also, our motor is very noisy. The noise seems to be coming from the brush part, not from the shaft that drives the drum cylinder. We have talked about taking it in for service. Is removing it and replacing it a major ordeal on this press?