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Help with electric spreader???????????

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Green Care, Dec 26, 2003.

  1. Green Care

    Green Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 530

    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.
     
  2. CSRA Landscaping

    CSRA Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,232

    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.
     
  3. SodKing

    SodKing LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,648

    Check the inline fuse
     
  4. Green Care

    Green Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 530

    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.
     
  5. CSRA Landscaping

    CSRA Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,232

    Why not just ground it on the negative side of the battery?
     
  6. Green Care

    Green Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 530

    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.
     
  7. CSRA Landscaping

    CSRA Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,232

    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.
     
  8. vipermanz

    vipermanz LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,773

    have you tried turning the motor shaft?? might be seized up on ya
     
  9. Green Care

    Green Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 530

    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.

    You win some you lose some.
     
  10. mower_medic

    mower_medic LawnSite Member
    Posts: 77

    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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