Originally Posted by Eqdawg87
yes, removed the back of brushes 1/8th inch and that did the trick...tho now I cannot tighten them back up, or it does same as before. So are the brushes bad? Since this is a new unit warranty void if I do much more than what I did I suspect. Any thoughts on that??
Really strange.... If under warranty, I'd let them fix it.
I will say that if you have the same motor as me, the brushes are different than most I've seem. Most brushes press on the commutator in a direction perpendicular to the motor shaft. The commutator itself is aligned with the shaft, in other words and the commutator is cylindrical shape
The brushes on this motor press on a FLAT commutator (like a flat disk) that is (itself) perpendicular to the shaft.
May sound confusing, but the bottom line is that this motor is a LOT easier to work on if trying to replace the brushes. If you get all the wires disconnected you can then remove those two bolts and the whole motor come off in your hands. You will NOT lose any Hyd fluid as the motor and pump itself are two separate housings with regard to the fluid.
BTW, if they happen to replace your whole motor under warranty, try to talk them into giving you the old brush assembly. If usable, I'll pay you $40 for it. Hope I haven't broken a rule by making this offer.