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Old 20th Apr 2017, 12:57 pm   #4
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Default Re: Slow Motion Drive Problem

I'd try a few drops of fairy-liquid or similar dishwashing detergent massaged directly into the rubber wheel, then left for a while to do its thing, then wash off. Without knowing the precise version of 'rubber' used I wouldn't start using any more-aggressive organic solvents (I had bad experiences of using Acetone on parts of an ancient VCR: some drive-pulleys were almost instantly reduced to blobs of black-stuff with a consistency like chewing gum).

You may need to repeat several times as more of the absorbed oily contaminant diffuses up out of the surface of the rubber.
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