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Offline reality404

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Motor Armature bearings snapped off.
« on: 15, May, 2015 - 17:57:37 »
Hi,
My motor armature bearings have snapped off. I'm guessing there is nothing I can do to fix it and will need find a new motor. Any advise on if I can fix it or finding a replacement motor would be helpful thanks. 



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Re: Motor Armature bearings snapped off.
« Reply #1 on: 15, May, 2015 - 19:21:29 »
Hi,

It's a bit unclear when you write that the bearing has snapped off. A photo of the damage, or damaged part would help. Motor bearings are available, that is if it's just the bearing. Or is it that the bearing shaft has sheared?
« Last Edit: 15, May, 2015 - 19:24:21 by KarlG »

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Re: Motor Armature bearings snapped off.
« Reply #2 on: 15, May, 2015 - 22:05:06 »
Sorry I mean the shaft has snapped off. I did post some pictures of the damage but I can post more if you can't see it. Thanks

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Re: Motor Armature bearings snapped off.
« Reply #3 on: 16, May, 2015 - 10:46:06 »
Hi- this is a fairly common failure point - you will indeed need a new armature assembly - if not a new motor - Would be worth contacting Chas as he may have some spares - Marty