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warren@fourward.com
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Re: Design without bearings
warren@fourward.com   4/20/2012 6:19:22 PM
NO RATINGS
They had a obsoletion engineer (BSOE) on staff.  Lack of quality is job 1 (sorry Ford).

Charles Murray
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Re: Design without bearings
Charles Murray   4/20/2012 5:38:30 PM
NO RATINGS
I wonder if this is an oversight or a deliberate design decision to save money. Either way, it's amazing that the company let the product out the door that way.

Rob Spiegel
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Re: Design without bearings
Rob Spiegel   4/20/2012 1:44:03 PM
Good point, Naperlou. This brand lost two customers -- and probably hundreds of others. I would also think there is a liability danger for damage to cars or people.

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Re: Design without bearings
naperlou   4/20/2012 10:08:52 AM
Tim, even though consumer models do not go through the duty cycles of an idustrial product, poor design is not a good thing.  As noted in the article, the two homeowners bought other brands. 

Tim
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Design without bearings
Tim   4/20/2012 7:29:03 AM
Garage door openers move the heaviest moving object in your home, so it is surprising that the designers would omit a load bearring from the rotating object.  However, it is still common to see metal on metal contact in consumer items.  Ususally, the difference between professional and a consumer model from any manufacturer is the quality of the shaft bearrings.

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