How to Dissasemble a Motor

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Introduction: How to Dissasemble a Motor

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Step 1: First,

Take the motor and pry the end cap off with a flat head screwdriver.

Step 2: Second,

Pull out the armature.

Step 3: Third,

Pull out the U" shaped piece of metal. (sorry about the crummy picture.)

Step 4: Fourth,

Pull out the magnets that are located on the sides of the inside of the motor shell.

Step 5: Fifth,

put the magnets back the way you took them out

Step 6: Sixth,

push the "U" shaped piece of metal back in

Step 7: Seventh,

put the armature in the way you took it out also.

Step 8: Eighth,

put the end cap back on

Step 9: Finally,

your done! hope you thought this was interesting.

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    32 Discussions

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    damntourists
    damntourists

    12 years ago on Step 6

    Out of curiosity, why would one want to do this?

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    tecno geek
    tecno geek

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    im a nerd, why would a nerd do it, for the heck of it

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    Sergant Tinkers
    Sergant Tinkers

    10 years ago on Step 2

    what kind of motor is this, and how much do they cost?

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    Stephen D. Alverez
    Stephen D. Alverez

    Reply 10 years ago on Step 2

    pretty cheap, about $2 from wher i get them, you can get a 12 pack with alot of different kinds for $20. the motor is just a regular ol' motor, they are in almost all toys.

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    iamdenteddisk
    iamdenteddisk

    11 years ago on Introduction

    You can also "rebuild" electric motors and know very little about electricity, how to re-wrap a coil that is burned in two and not counting the loops, by clipping all the copper off "1 winding at a time" and saving it to "weigh it" then measuring its AWG or thickness, then you can calculate how much wire is used, buy and re-wrapping the coil using the same method as it was wrapped till you run out of wire,simple. Replacement brushes/wire can be bought at most electrical supply houses. and if using hobby motors it is good to experiment with capacitor and resistor effects on motor circuits too. learn a little about "PWM" "Make sure you buy enameled wrapping wire though!" you probably wont need this much, I do alot of repairs and sometimes you just cant replace the motor.

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    kanamin
    kanamin

    11 years ago on Introduction

    This should mention somewhere that it's a 130 size motor, common in small toys/devices. Other motors have different tab placements and shapes etc etc, and some have screws instead of tabs. You might want to do this to put in stronger magnets, different gauge wire for the armature, cleaning, etc etc.

    You didn't pull the brushes back up over the commutator. It wont work this way and you may have bent the springs.

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    tecno geek
    tecno geek

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    this is just a small hobby motor, it doesn't have any of that.

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    Andrew546
    Andrew546

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    Actually, this motor does have brushes, they just take the form of copper strips that extend from the end bell to the commutator. They're actually designed in such a way that they'll slide up onto the commutator without having to be manipulated much, so you don't have to worry about pulling them onto the commutator.

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    tecno geek
    tecno geek

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    its just an armature with copper wires wrapped around, there is no brushes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Andrew546
    Andrew546

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    I can assure you, it does have brushes. It is physically impossible for a motor of this design (with the electromagnets on the armature and permanent magnets in the case) to work without brushes.

    The brushes are very small and could easily be mistaken for something else, but they are there.

    Brushless motors do exist, put they have permanent magnets on the armature, and electromagnets in the case. They also need a microchip to control them.

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    archeryfreak
    archeryfreak

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    your right because on the cap where the axle is put the brushes are attached to the cap

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    tecno geek
    tecno geek

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    im sorry, upon further inspection of my motors, i realized that you are right, it does have brushes. they are in the cap, i didn't understand the terms you were using, such as BRUSHES".

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    tecno geek
    tecno geek

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    and i didnt bend the brushes, and it works. usually, i lift up the brushes and put them back over, but i figured out that they slide on they're own with a little push.