Motor and Belt Issues

Slowness or lack-of-power condition; stretching belts

Is the motor wearing out?
The DC gearmotor that we use has a life of 2,000 operating hours (not simply power-on hours) and then it needs to be replaced. The brushes eventually wear o...
Sun, 12 Jan, 2014 at 4:22 PM
What is with my motor's belts? They keep stretching!
When your clear belts that run between the motor and the ball widner stretch at an unsually rate (every 2-4 weeks) that is a sign of a problem. The belts ar...
Sun, 12 Jan, 2014 at 4:47 PM
Motor Replacement
You'll be surprised how easy it is to replace a motor in our Power Base. If you have reached the point at which the motor must be replaced and you hav...
Sun, 12 Jan, 2014 at 7:43 PM
Older Power Bases which use Black/Orange Belts
These older Power Base units used a weaker motor which used 3/16" diameter belts and the motor mount holding the motor was positioned in a forward posi...
Sat, 22 Mar, 2014 at 4:48 PM
Power Base seems too weak to turn Ball Winder
Some times, even on a new installation, the power base does not seem to have a enough energy and is unable to turn the ball winder. Typically caused b...
Sat, 22 Mar, 2014 at 4:45 PM
Some causes for slow motor operation
You may be thinking that you need a new motor! Chances are that you don't need one, at least not yet. Check this document out first. Motors last up to...
Mon, 1 Sep, 2014 at 12:05 AM