· 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
Most people are aware just how expensive having an electric scooter can be
if using a mechanic. While this may in some cases be the only option, if
you are a little bit handy, you can probably fix many of the things yourself
as long as you have the proper tools, replacement parts, and patience. For
replacement parts, you want to check with a local retailer selling your
particular model of Light Electric Vehicle, or LEV. Another great option
that can save you money is to look for parts retailers on the Internet. Often
the online businesses can offer lower prices since they do not have the same
overhead as a retailer in your town.
To give you an idea of the most common problems that arise, we have put together
a list, although not all-inclusive.
Belts / Chains replacement
Knowing as much as possible about your electric scooter of bicycle, you will
have an advantage. In many cases, people will fix what they know they can fix
and then hire a qualified mechanic to fix the other problems. For example,
perhaps you will have no problem with replacing the controller or fuse but you
feel uncomfortable taking on the motor replacement. As an example, if the fuse
needs to be replaced, you need to understand that the fuse is blowing because
there is another bigger problem, which is why the fuse is blowing in the first
place. When it comes to fuses, be prepared to search for a replacement since
some fuses are very difficult to locate. Again, after checking with your local
scooter retailer, expand your search to the Internet. Once you have your fuses,
you will start the diagnostics. Start by disconnecting the battery pack from
the motor and controller. Next, make sure the switch is in the "off" position.
Insert the new fuse and then turn the switch to the "on" position. If the fuse
blew, this means you have a short in the wiring. You want to look for black or
darkened spots that could still be warm to the touch. If the fuse does not blow,
turn the switch back to the "off" position, connect the controller, and move the
switch back to "on."
If the fuse blows at this point, you know the controller is bad and will need
to be replaced. Move the switch to "off", replace the controller, and then
move the switch back to "on." On certain types of electric scooters such as
Currie Flyer, the controller is actually embedded within the motor housing.
In this case, both the controller and the motor housing would have to be replaced.
If the fuse does not blow for the controller, turn the switch to "off", connect to
the motor, and again move the switch to the "on" position. If the fuse blows at
this point, that means you have either a bad motor or bad wiring. You would go
through the same exercise of turning the switch to "off", replace the motor and/or
wiring, and then turning the switch back to "on."
You also want to put your sense of smell to work for you during the diagnostic
phase. If you smell a burning or hot smell, then you can be certain something
is wrong. A very important tip is that you should never replace the fuses with
a higher amp fuse than what you are replacing. With some good common sense, you
can handle most of the problems yourself. You can always contact the manufacturer
or use the power of the Internet to learn how to maintain your electric scooter of