Step 1: Rip apart your air freshener

Did you run out and buy the air freshener or have one laying around? Sweet, you are good to go.

1. Open it up, I used an old one laying around, so I pulled out the batteries and can, if it's new, you may be able to skip this step.
2. Get a small flathead screwdriver and remove the 2 triangular screws in Pic 2.
3. Using a Phillips, remove the 3 screws in Pic 3. The 2 large gears slide off their posts easily, using a flathead screwdriver, pry the small gear off the shaft of the motor.
4. Remove the 2 screws in Pic 4 and unclip the power cord to the motor seen in Pic 5.
5. Snip off the plastic clip and that's it! This motor will be replacing the dead one in your swing.
Pitch all the leftover parts of the air freshener, or use it for crafts, whatever floats your boat. The AA batteries should be fine, AND you can still use the can of freshener manually!
<p>Hi,</p><p>looking for motherboard replacement can anyone tell me where to find it?!</p>
I have the &quot;Fisher price cradle n swing, coral floral&quot; and the only thing that won't work is the actual swing itself. The light mobile and music work perfectly but the swing does not...any suggestions?
<p>same with mine. it sings just doesnt swing.</p>
I have a snugamonkey swing and it wont latch when you turn it side to side. Any advise on how to fix it.
<p>Thanks for the write-up it was very helpful. I did discover that the direction of the diode is important. I put it together randomly the first time and the swing was very weak, took it apart, flipped the diode around and it works like new, so be sure to put the diode back with the stripe facing the same way on the new motor.</p>
Worked perfect for us!! What a great cheap fix! Spent $8. Thanks for posting this!!
<p>Worked great! For those having problems putting everything back together or have a different model swing, I recommend taking pictures as you disassemble so you can use them as reference when assembling. Also, keep in mind that if you heat up the capacitor, the diode, and the motor for too long while desoldering or soldering, the heat may damage them.</p>
<p>This works great! If you do not know what terminal to connect the wires to, the positive side has a indentation next to the terminal. My motor has a plus sign in the indentation. </p>
<p>Crud, I messed my unit up. At first I <br>thought I had all the leads going to the right place with the new motor.<br> Turned it on and the spring mechanism moved side to side. Once I put <br>the plastic swing 'gate' back over the spring though, the spring just <br>couldn't seem to move the unit enough. I tried reversing the wires and <br>I'm pretty sure I've screwed the unit up - smelled a burning smell from <br>the control mechanism and now the thing won't shut off unless I manually<br> detach the wires or remove the batteries :( Also the motor seems to <br>moving way faster than before but it still doesn't generate enough <br>strength or momentum to make the swing actually swing. </p><p>This really sucks because I'm borrowing the swing from a friend and now it looks like it's practically useless :(</p>
It sounds like you have it right except that little Arm with the pin that goes through the gear is bending the wrong at the elbow.
I think I burnt something out on the control board regardless - I can't switch the unit off or change the speed now when everything is connected. <br><br>Regardless of whether or not I had it right, now that the control board is burnt out, the unit is pretty useless. I'll probably either toss it or donate. Unless I'm desperate, in which case I could go on ebay and buy a replacement housing for around $60-70 or so...
<p>I'm pretty positive I burnt out the circuit that switches the swing on/off in addition to its speed.... ugh</p>
I have a snugabunny swing motor, complete top half of the swing, if anyone is interested in buying it I can post it to you:) my email is t_johannesen@hotmail.com and put snugabunny in The subject box:) <br><br>I brought a replacement part, but was sick of waiting and got a new swing and disposed of my old swing and then the motor turned up so I have no use for it anymore
<p>I replaced the motor as per your instructions but my swing still won't turn on. What am I missing??</p>
<p>My original motor works. It just makes a lot of noise. Is this fixable without replacing the motor?</p>
Directions were great. Thanks!
Omg!!! Soldering is the hardest part, and yes it has to be done!<br>I don't consider myself a electronics/repair person, by any means. But it was fairly simple. <br>Remember how the wires and other parts, you have to solder, are connected. I almost burnt out the replacement motor.<br>It took me 3 hours, cause I wired it wrong and had to disassemble and reassemble a second Time. But it was worth it. <br>I also had a hard time removing the motor box from the swing, as I did not remove the battery box or rotating mirror. Thus, had to force out the attached wire that moves the swing, in order to remove the motor box. All In all, it works great. I gibe myself and these instructions ??.
My donor was a $4 black Airwick from Family Dollar. Works great. Thanks!!!
<p>My puppy chewed the cord that goes into the swing and plug in apart. There is no saving it. Do you have any suggestions on how to repair this?</p>
This totally worked. I have the snuga bunny model.
<p>I pulled this off on my Fischer Price Snug-a-bunny. It had some wicked metal cross bar wedged in keeping me from the inside, but I just bent it out. Also, couldn't find Airwick so I used a Lysol air freshener instead. It already had the capacitor too. Couldn't have done it without this video guide! Best part is now the rocker runs smoother and quieter. Happy mom, happy baby = happy dad!</p>
<p>Thanks for this!! First rebuild the yellow cog slipped down the spindle a bit too far and I didn't notice, resulting in hella noisy operation. After much prodding and cajolling it played nice and just slipped back into position.</p><p>Now to replace the air sprayer device I borrowed from the office to test this out..</p>
<p>Hi, </p><p>I have the same model, any idea on how remove this metal strap.</p><p>Motor casing is below this strap, any suggestion is really appreciated..</p><p>Thanks</p>
<p>I have this model as well and came across the same problem. Unfortunately this thing just does not come off on its own. I actually ended up sawing the strap off. I didn't like the idea of sawing through it, but it was better than having a broken swing. Anyways I was then able to replace the motor and got a swing that worked again. </p>
<p>For anyone else with the same issue, the metal strap comes off if you release the tension on it from the legs (after unscrewing it of course). Unhook one of the legs that is connected to the bar coming from the motor casing and turn the bar so the pin is no longer creating tension on the strap. Then it pops right off. Reconnect the leg and proceed.</p>
<p>I wish i saw this. I just bent mine to shreds! argh! common sense eh?!</p>
<p>Thanks for putting this up. I followed the directions and although my soldering skills are rusty I was able to get the swing fixed with a couple of hours of work. If my soldering skills were better I could have done it in 30 minutes. Much better than simply buying a new unit and repeatable when/if the next motor fails.</p>
<p>Did it all, test ran before reassembly, motor won't start without a little spin. Runs good and changes speed after it the little help spoon. Line voltage low across motor leads, batteries new, plugged into wall, 6 VDC on indeed from outlet.</p><p>What did I miss?</p>
<p>Thanks for the great instructions, saved me much time. I purchased the motor from Gresko Industries. Fast shipping and only $15.00.</p><p>http://greskoindustries.com/product/fisher-price-cradle-swing-replacement-motor/</p>
<p>I tried using this fix but it did not work. My swing would barely swing without the aid of a push. Once pushed it would slowly build up speed. So I took apart my swing and bought the air freshner for the motor. The motors were identical! I removed all hardware from the old motor and soldered it to the new one. NOTHING. I will sping the gear only when i give it some assistance, and when it turn it does turn fast but not powerful. It will not turn the cog in the housing. Also, the speed control does not have any affect on how fast the gear will turn nor does it turn the motor off once it starts to spin (Freely). My soldering skills are amatuer, did I mess something up soldering or do I have something else going on? All my connections were solid and I even revered the positive and negatives and achieved the same results.</p>
<p>The same exact thing happened to me and I don't believe it has anything to do with my solder skills. The motor would not shut off and now the new one is burnt out as well...</p>
Yes. Mine would just start and would not shut off but not enough power to actually turn the cog. Tried it several<br>Different times. I am at the point of buying a motor off ebay but I am concerned that something else is wrong.
<p>I've read elsewhere that the polarity on the motor DOES matter so after I buy another new motor, I'm going to test that out. This one already burnt out on me because it wouldn't stop trying to go.</p>
<p>This was awesome. Thank you for this! I use this method to fix a Fisher-Price V0099 My Little Snugabunny swing. I used the motor from an &quot;air wick freshmatic ultra gadget&quot; that I got at CVS for $6.79. The disassembly process for both of these is slightly different than these pictures show, but the motors were identical and everything worked great.</p>
This is amazing. I need more help though; I have no idea how to De-solder the capacitor, diode and wires from the old motor to attach them to the new motor. I have everything apart and I'm stuck on this step. Thanks - any help is appreciated
<p>I know this is an old comment, but in case anyone else is stuck on this step, here are some methods to deal with this.</p><p>1) Best: Use a new 0.1uF ceramic capacitor and 1N400x diode instead of reusing the old ones. Most ceramic caps in the range of 0.1uf - 1uF will work, and I think in this application any 1N4001 to 1N4007 series diode will work. While you're at it, cut off the old 1/4&quot; of stripped wire and restrip/retin. That way if you fatigued the wire when you were unscrewing everything, you start fresh.</p><p>2) Good: Get either a solder sucker like <a href="http://www.adafruit.com/products/148" rel="nofollow"> http://www.adafruit.com/products/148 </a> or desoldering braid like <a href="http://www.adafruit.com/products/149" rel="nofollow">http://www.adafruit.com/products/149 </a> . You can get either of these at Radio Shack, too, and there are plenty of YouTube videos on how to use them.</p><p>3) Ok: While you heat the solder joint with a soldering iron, use a pair of metal tweezers or needlenose pliers to grab one of the component leads and gently pull it off the old motor. Repeat until they are all off. The problem is that very likely the component leads are crimped onto the lug and they will be hard to get off without damaging the components, especially the cap. You can also try snipping the component leads very close to the lug, but make sure you leave enough lead left to work with!</p>
<p>My wife replaced the swing motor by herself and it worked perfectly. </p>
<p>okay i my new motor in and solder everything back together but it only has one speed slow, it's suppost to have varible speed could it be a resister or something</p>
<p>This happens when the negative &amp; positive wires are connected on the wrong sides. Reverse the wires and it will work full speed. Same thing happened to me.</p>
<p>PSA: This does not work. I did this, but the motor from the Airwick simply is not powerful enough to move the swing, which is no surprise since it's made only to pump out a spray of air, not move a 12lbs baby back and forth.</p>
<p>Look it suprised me too but, I've done the repaire several times and it works everytime. The motor does die sooner than the original (lasts about six months) but as long as you lube up the gears it works like a charm (very little noise). Also, what I have concluded is that the motor doesn't need to be that strong. It's like like pushing your kid on a swing, once it gets going it's just using momentum. </p>
<p>okay i my new motor in and solder everything back together but it only has one speed slow, it's suppost to have varible speed could it be a resister or something</p>
<p>music has stopped working on my swing is there a fix for this?</p>
<p>Just followed the instructions to a T, and whoa....worked like a charm!</p><p>I too experienced a NOISY unit after reassembly but luckily, &quot;spjika&quot; from a previous post had the same issue and his fix was perfect!</p><p>Thanks a Ton!</p>
<p>Does anyone know how to fix the MOBILE on one of these, or can point me to some instructions? The swing is swinging, but the mobile has stopped. Not only did the babe like that, but the swing is borrowed and they are now having another, so I need to fix it! Thanks!</p>
<p>Great directions; My baby is happy and I didn't have to buy and wait for replacement parts A+++:)</p>
<p>I bought the air freshener and changed the motor and its doing the same thing.....the lights are dimmer than when it was operating good... it sounds like it turns once or twice then stops again. Not sure what other part could be causing this... any ideas?</p>
<p>Went to Wal-Mart and bought an Air Wick Freshmatic Ultra. Came home and took the motor out, was a perfect match. Swapped diode and capacitor, installed in swing and works perfect. As long as the motor holds up we should get 2 more grand kids out of this swing! My daughter couldn't believe we fixed the swing with an air freshener. The Fisher Price WEB site didn't even offer an option for replacing the motor. Thanks for the help!</p>
<p>I just tried this using one of the brown looking airwick devices (5.99 at target). Doesn't look exactly like the airwick in the photo, but the motor inside was the same, and very easy to get too. </p><p>I too had the noisy motor issue after putting everything back together, but I don't think it's the motor's fault (or if it is, it's only a contributor). And it's easily fixed. The thread gear that you push down over the spindle of the motor has a metal flywheal which wobbles quite a bit once the motor is spinning at full speed, and it will bang into the plastic housing that surrounds the assembly. The solution is to make sure the flywheel isn't smack-dab against the motor, but has a little extra space (don't push it on all the way). Then it doesn't interfere with the housing, and the noise is gone. It still vibrates a lot, so some tape or such may help dampen the sound and reduce transition, but the physical interference was causing all the noise that I could hear. Now it's the same volume as the old motor.</p><p>I just hope the new motor lasts!</p>
<p>postscript: my swing looks very different inside: it's a snugabunny, and comes with it's own AC adapter. But the motor itself looks identical, and the fix works! I think the swing in the photo would suffer the same interfearence issue that mine had. </p>

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