· Electric Scooter Alarms
· Electric Scooter Locks
· Moves Strangely Issue
· Range Decreased Issue
· Scooter Battery Issue
· Scooter Chargers
· Scooter Controller Issue
· Scooter Fuses, Wires, Etc.
· Scooter Motors
· Scooter Repair
· Scooter Stopped Issue
· Scooter Throttle
· Unusual Noises Issue
Over the past several years, the electric scooter has become extremely popular
for a number of reasons. They save money, they offer convenience and ease of
use, and they are fun! Professional teams create these scooters with each
contributing member working hard to ensure only the highest quality parts are
used and shipped to the customer. However, sometimes an electric scooter can
be shipped with some type of motor problem. Generally, manufacturers are
extremely careful to avoid this type of problem from occurring so the chances
of you receiving an electric scooter with a motor defect are slim. Regardless,
it is a good idea to know what to look for when it comes to motor irregularities.
For the brushed or brushless motor, neither is designed with the end-user in mind.
What happens is that the bearings are sealed, making the replacement of the brush
an almost impossible task. On the other hand, the end-user may not need to worry
too much about this type of motor since they have a nominal service life, meaning
they seldom fail. However, these motors can and do fail. The problem is that
when you suspect trouble, a professional will more than likely have to do any
research and repairs.
For other types of motors, if you notice the electric scooter not running properly,
you can check for telltale signs. Here are some examples:
Armature - Overheated windings (discolored), loose laminations
Bearings - Dry, loose, tight
Brushes - Pitted, burned, chipped, worn
Commutator - Brush debris between segments, wear and tear, erosion, oxidation
Magnets - Loose, scored by contact with armature
Springs - Discolored, dissimilar pressure
If you need to clean the commutator, you will want to be very gentle, using emery
paper. You want to remove all of the debris settled down in the segments with a
toothpick, being careful not to break off the tips. If you have decided to replace
the brushes, it is important to ensure they are identical to the original brushes.
This would be the same rule for the springs, although there will be times when a
stronger spring would be recommended. As far as the bearings, you might be able
to lube them but the best option would be just to replace them.
If you are not sure where to find small motor brushes, check with your local
automotive shop that handles electrical parts or one where they rebuild
generators and alternators. If you are not comfortable making these changes
yourself, you can always hire someone to do this for you.