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Berkel 827 sharpener not working properly

I'm using a Berkel 827 and the top wheel doesn't spin while sharpening. When I removed the sharpener to check the wheel, it spins fine, but not when I go to sharpen the blade. This is a slicer I'm using in a rig camp, so no manual available. Please help!

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Your grinding stone stud is more than likely frozen try and lossen it up with a little penetrating oil take the sharpener off and work both stone back and forth untill they are both spinnig freely and remember do not apply either sharpening wheel on the knife for more than 5 seconds at a time you can burn the wheel and then it will never get sharp

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    Do NOT use penetrating oil on food equipment they make a special oil for food equipment !!!

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Hi, there could be one of two things ,the blade could be cocked ,maybe a little dirt under it making it run out of center. or the stone is out of round ,some body could have run it against the blade to hard and ground a minute flat spot in it.coop1934

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  • coop4440 Feb 19, 2009

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    hi, there could be one of two things ,the blade could be cocked ,maybe a little dirt under it making it run out of center. or the stone is out of round ,some body could have run it against the blade to hard and ground a minute flat spot in it.coop1934

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