Originally Posted by dhawantari
I have a problem with brake friction of a Neco windlass model NM872. I need the manual or some technical suggestion.
Someone can help me?
I also have a Neco NM872. The friction problem is usually caused by grease being applied to the friction taper when it should run dry.
Remove the friction taper/wheel assembly and wash out all the grease on the friction surfaces, reassemble with grease only on the shaft and keyway.
The problem of grease makes the friction hang in, then release with a bang! if this is your problem then you will know what I mean. If there are more serious/different problems then get back to me as I have just overhauled mine 100%