Motor Wire


#1

Hello. I'm working on version 2.6. I was on step 9 and was desoldering the old cables from the motor when I accidentally broke one of the magnet wires. I'm attaching a picture so you can see. It's just the one wire, but I'm not sure if I need to try to repair it, leave it alone/don't worry about it, or replace the motor. I used my multimeter to test conductivity on the good motors and the broken wire one. It still seems to have a conductive path like the good motors. Since the wires are all twisted together at the lead wire, I'm guessing that it's okay that one wire is broken, but I might have more resistance due to the broken connection. Is there another test I can do before moving on to the next step?

I'm not sure how I would hook-up a battery to the wires to test the functionality. It looks like I could use anything under 11 volts, but I wouldn't want to burn it out not hooking it up properly. I also don't know which wires to use; it's got three wires so it doesn't seem as simple as power and ground.

Thanks for the help in advance.



#2

Unless you can unwind 1turn of that broken wire and re solder it back together and varnish it to give it some insulation then you are best to replace it.

I suspect the motor may work but if it stops on the dead coil it may not start.


#3

Understood. Thank you.