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Old 04-23-2015, 12:44 PM   #1
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Brake Magnets

While doing my annual Spring wheel bearing repack, I found that one of my brake magnets slid off of the lever assembly. Inspecting, I found that the slot in the magnet was worn enough that it slid past the retaining clip. I spoke with a local repair shop about replacing the magnet. He said it isn't necessary- the clip only keeps the magnet on until the wheel goes on, and it will keep the magnet on. He said he uses a rubber band to hold it on until the wheel goes on. The rubber band will break and all will be well. I'd like to follow this so I can get the job done- no one around here has replacement magnets- I'll have to order one and wait on it to arrive sometime next week. Does anyone here have any experience with this?

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Old 04-23-2015, 02:55 PM   #2
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Answering my own post for other's benefit. I had emailed Dexter with the same question. A representative from Dexter replied that the information I received is correct, and the rubber band trick is one used by many techs and works fine.
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Old 04-23-2015, 03:08 PM   #3
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I had same issue, magnet came off completely. Purchased new clip and re-used magnet. Just make sure the 2 wires going to magnet are not damaged.
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