Cleaning a motor

Cleaning a motor

Post by Tim McManame » Thu, 05 Apr 2001 21:04:12



I'm just learning about up keep on motors and wanted some tips.  How
do you clean the brushes?  Is there any other parts besides the
brushes and comm. that I need to clean or pay attention to?  Thanks.

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Cleaning a motor

Post by Tom » Thu, 05 Apr 2001 23:00:04


Quote:

> I'm just learning about up keep on motors and wanted some tips.  How
> do you clean the brushes?  Is there any other parts besides the
> brushes and comm. that I need to clean or pay attention to?  Thanks.

There's not much to electric motors.  Aside from the brushes and
commutator, the only other part which requires maintenance are the
bearings (be they bronze bushings or ball raced bearings).

A pencil erasor works well for removing carbon build-up on brushes and
commutators, but my favorite is an Edge commutator cleaning stick.

You may pick up more about what's involved if you check out
http://www.csc.uvic.ca/~tyounger/hafh/rc

There's nothing specificaly about cleaning motors, but if you understand
how everything works, you may understand more about what's involved
maintenance wise.

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