Bearing Failures

It is uncommon for a bearing to reach its full L10 calculated life as normally handling, lubrication, mounting, contamination or even initial selection can kick start excessive wear and premature failure modes.

Though it is sometimes difficult to establish the true root cause of a bearing failure, due to the interrelationship between compounding factors, by looking at wear patterns, discolouration and structural integrity, to name but a few, you can begin to approximate probable failure modes.

This section may act as a guide to common bearing failure modes.

Common Bearing Failure Modes: