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Post Motor Cleaning
the area i'm in doesnt have much grassy fields etc... it's sandy / desert type area.
One of the motors has alot of sand grains inside and i'd like to be able to clean the motors frequently.
Any steps you can provide to disassemble the motor for cleaning?

i can see there is a kind of washer which may be removed with a reverse type of pliers?

Anyway, whatever assistance you can provide would be appreciated.

Thanks.


Sat Jan 05, 2013 6:14 am
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Location: New Market, VA
Post Re: Motor Cleaning
I had to clean some tree debris out of one of my motors - it was pretty easy.

Simply remove the C-clip (AKA circlip, or snap ring) retaining clip from the rear of the motor (the part that slides into the pylon) by either using the proper tool or like me and use a very small straight blade screw driver to pry it off.
At this point, the bell housing will be free and you can remove the outrunner section from the winding/stationary section and clean either/both parts.

On a related note, if you get some grinding going on between the magnet ring/winding due to debris such as sand etc, you can polish them up with some fine grit sand paper and then wipe a thin layer of CA glue on the surface (to reseal and prevent rust). If it is major grinding you have probably bent a shaft and need to replace the motor/shaft/bearings.

Jump to 2:55 for a demo of a similar motor:


Good luck!


Sun Jan 06, 2013 4:55 am
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Post Re: Motor Cleaning
Many thanks!
Opened it up and gave it a thorough clean :) good as new!


Sun Jan 06, 2013 6:03 am
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Good to hear!


Sun Jan 06, 2013 2:54 pm
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