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bella123
01/01/2017, 11:56 AM
I recently bought a Tunze Care Magnet Long, I haven't used it much since getting it because of the squeaking sound it makes. I don't know if its normal but its a terrible sound

Does anyone know of a way to stop the squeaking on these?

rvitko
01/02/2017, 10:20 AM
Is a blade installed on each end? They can make a squeezing sound but if a blade is on each side it should not cause any harm. If one side has no blade, this can scratch the glass.

bella123
01/02/2017, 02:07 PM
Yes the blades are on both ends, do you think replacing the blades would make a difference because the sound it makes is terrible and makes me cringe so I am not using it

I don't want to buy something different if I can get away with it

acesq
01/02/2017, 02:43 PM
I have found the squeaking cause by the outside plastic rubbing on the glass. Replacing or moving the felt pads solved it for me.

rvitko
01/02/2017, 03:22 PM
Replacing the blades or felt if worn would be a possible solution.

bella123
01/02/2017, 03:35 PM
Thanks for the info, I will have a look tomorrow at the possitioning of the pads. They cant be worn because it has only done one clean of my front glass since new

bella123
01/02/2017, 03:59 PM
Just remembered you get two sets of blades when you buy the unit, I have just swapped them out and it seems to be fine now. The blades I took out seem fine, no defects so I am not sure what the problem was

Thanks again for your help

MiddletoM
01/03/2017, 04:42 AM
one of the few complaints I have with the tunzes is this issue.

I padded the dry side with kitchen roll which not only stopped the squeaking but makes it much easier to use.

These are overrated mag scrapers imo.

acesq
01/03/2017, 10:14 AM
I disagree, these are the best mag scrapers I've ever used. I have 3 along with 5 or six other brands. The best part about them is its impossible to trap gravel between it and the glass - no chance of scratches.

Seeady66
01/03/2017, 01:14 PM
G'day
I found the same problem I just found some Thick felt pads for furniture chair legs at the hardware store and replaced the outside pads. Works great
Adrian

xitto
01/05/2017, 12:27 PM
My tunze nano used to do that terrible noise. I think the noise finished when the felt pads got wet accidentally

Elo500
01/05/2017, 12:35 PM
Mine does that when outside glass is wet or dirty. Try cleaning glass first. If still noisy clean/replace pads.