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 Posted: Wed Oct 24th, 2018 03:24 am
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John Nyman
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Does anyone know what the current draw on these Mobilaire/Riviera hexagonal motors should be? Without a blade mounted I'm getting 3.3 Amps after some CRC motor cleaner and new oil. 3.3 seems high but maybe it's normal?? Thanks

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 Posted: Fri Oct 26th, 2018 01:25 am
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Lane Shirey
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I think that’s high. I’m not near mine but hopefully someone can measure theirs. 

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 Posted: Fri Oct 26th, 2018 02:52 am
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I hope so as well....don't want to smoke the darn thing

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 Posted: Sun Oct 28th, 2018 02:43 pm
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I would check how well it spins, tap the end of the shaft without the blade lightly with the handle of a screw driver to help align the bearings. Also if you cleaned the motor with solvents, let it dry well and varnish it it afterwards to protect it.

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 Posted: Tue Oct 30th, 2018 06:08 am
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Right now it spins like a gummed up old motor but I'll try tapping on the tailshaft, if that aligns the bearings then all the better but I think it's got bigger issues...namely me because I let it fall from about 5 feet on a concrete surface and I just noticed a couple days ago that there is a wobble in the output shaft...and a rough spot at the shaft tip and one on a corner of the motor housing where it hit. Since the wabble did not translate to a vibration with the blade on and running I sort of blew it off. But I am stupid and I'm wondering if even a teeny fractional wabble at the front bearing could be binding the whole motor up and explain the amp draw. oye, my poor brain.

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 Posted: Tue Oct 30th, 2018 11:48 am
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Lane Shirey
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It depends on where the bend is. If it’s only external to the motor it’ll only make the blade wobble, but if it bent inside the motor it’ll cause binding. Had a Diehl ped with a bent shaft and it definitely caused binding. I was able to straighten it a bit, but it still had a binding point in the rotation. 
Might need to get Darryl to press in a new shaft. 

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 Posted: Tue Oct 30th, 2018 07:41 pm
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Thanks Lane, I'll try taking out the bend and see if it helps or forces me to do what you suggest...funfun

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 Posted: Wed Oct 31st, 2018 01:07 pm
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Even the smallest bend could bind up a healthy motor, hope you can get it fixed

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 Posted: Thu Nov 1st, 2018 03:16 am
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This weekend we will try our luck with the 2X4 & maybe a small sledge...and big patience, Thanks!

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