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Old 12-26-2003, 07:45 PM
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Help with electric spreader???????????

Just picked up a lesco electric spreader tried too test motor it didnot run it has yellow/green I ran them straight to battery I got nothing are there any tricks or is the motor shot.
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Old 12-27-2003, 09:41 AM
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Is it making any noise at all? The motor may be working but if the set screw isn't tight, your paddle isn't going to turn.
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Old 12-27-2003, 09:41 AM
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Check the inline fuse
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Old 12-27-2003, 10:59 AM
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It's not making any noise,there no inline fuse.
Is the ground good or sound I find other ground?

Ok tell me my mower is not wired what is the best way to test too see if this runs.
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Old 12-27-2003, 12:13 PM
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Why not just ground it on the negative side of the battery?
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Old 12-27-2003, 02:31 PM
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I did i'm not getting anything.

It's 2 wires 1hot 1ground I ran them straight too battery,the motor must be dead ya think.
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Old 12-27-2003, 11:58 PM
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Huh ... that may be. Did you buy it new? If so, just take it back and exchange it. If you got it used, shouldn't cost too much to replace that motor. Let us know how it turns out.
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Old 12-28-2003, 04:14 AM
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have you tried turning the motor shaft?? might be seized up on ya
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Old 12-28-2003, 06:45 AM
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Brought it used, I turned the shaft a little I guess that why they sold it because it didn't work, the motor probably cost much is the spreader.

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Old 12-31-2003, 07:44 PM
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Check the brushes in the electric motor. I've personaly seen them get stuck and not make contact with the armature. pull them out and scrape them a little on the sides to remove some of the oxidation and reinsert them. make sure they can slide back and forth freely.
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