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Old 07-25-2013, 04:32 AM   #1 (permalink)
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We just bought a wheel 2 weeks ago and just bought another one yesterday (good sale. The reason we got the 1st one because his old one was bent. The new one from 2 weeks ago sounds like nsils on a chalk board soon as you turn it the sounds start. The newest 1 squicks but npt thst bad. Is there any way to make it stop? Olive oil? Pam spray? Anything really. Don't want to buy another one.
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Old 07-25-2013, 04:36 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Could you take it apart and get rid of any rust/excrement/buildup, if it's used? I take it apart and oil it all?


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Old 07-25-2013, 04:52 AM   #3 (permalink)
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It shouldn't be rusty. Just got it. Ill take a better look at it ans and oil it.
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Old 07-25-2013, 04:55 AM   #4 (permalink)
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What kind of wheel is it???
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Old 07-25-2013, 04:57 AM   #5 (permalink)
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The comfort wheels usually find the pink ones that are 16.99 at pet supermarket
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Ya those wheels are really loud. Olive oil is a temporary fix but I would recommend a bucket wheel. They're silent and so easy to clean.
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Honestly, I would see if you can return it, if you want to. Comfort Wheels /are/ loud, and they're also more difficult to clean, and they're more fragile (like you've found). A good bucket or cake wheel (either made yourself, or bought from someone, a lot of breeders sell them) will last so much longer than a Comfort Wheel, they're quiet, and easy to clean. If you make sure the wheel's all cleaned up, the store may let you return it if you still have the receipt & complain about the noise, etc. If you check the For Sale section of the forum, there's several people listed in the Wheels section.

If you'd rather not though, I agree with a dab of oil or vaseline to see if it helps the squeak. If there's any rattling as well (that was the problem I had with mine - the bucket part rattled against the disk in back), you can use a cloth hair scrunchie wrapped between them to silence that.
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when we used that type of wheel, we would dab vaseline on the back to grease it up, which was a temporary fix.
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