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Old 05-18-2021, 10:02 PM   #21
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Glad you're back working. When you tear apart your defective motor please let us know what problems you find. I'm very curious. Safe travels.

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Old 06-06-2021, 07:32 PM   #22
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Glad you're back working. When you tear apart your defective motor please let us know what problems you find. I'm very curious. Safe travels.
You asked for so you got it. It's been raining for days here. So, no outside jobs could be accomplished. I went out to my shop to do something and saw the motor laying on the bench so I decided to take it apart.

Just as I had suppositioned the motor brushes were the culprit.

As you can see in the pic of the brush assembly, two of the brushes are stuck. Two of the brushes are broken. One is obvious, the other in the 12:00 position is broke as well. You can see the crack if you look closely.


I had to remove the brush plate to free the stuck brushes. You can see the two broken brushes better in this pic. The two broken pieces are laying on a cloth just above the motor end bell.



The armature was cruded up and while cleaning I noticed the end of the armature was uneven which I contributed to the failure. I didn't to take a pic after cleaning and smoothing out but I had to sand it down.



The second problem I found contributing to the failure was the brush springs themselves.
I don't understand why three of these spring weakened. I saw no sign of excess heat anywhere on or in the motor.



Now to find the parts needed to put the motor back together. I'll need a new set of brushes and brush springs.
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Old 06-06-2021, 08:07 PM   #23
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Thanks for the great post, pics and information. By any chance did you find any identifying names or numbers on any of the parts? I agree that the face of the armature being uneven was key to this failure. I'm hoping you can find suitable brushes and get the motor back up and running. Always nice to have a spare. if you find a source for the brushes please post the information. Thanks again for your post and I hope it stops raining for you. We've got Louisiana weather headed our way for the coming week, 85 to 92 temps and rain everyday. I have to line up some inside jobs to keep me busy. Lol.
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Thanks for the great post, pics and information. By any chance did you find any identifying names or numbers on any of the parts? I agree that the face of the armature being uneven was key to this failure. I'm hoping you can find suitable brushes and get the motor back up and running. Always nice to have a spare. if you find a source for the brushes please post the information. Thanks again for your post and I hope it stops raining for you. We've got Louisiana weather headed our way for the coming week, 85 to 92 temps and rain everyday. I have to line up some inside jobs to keep me busy. Lol.
I looked for parts ID on the brush plate and in other areas but no luck.
I haven't started looking for parts yet. Maybe tomorrow when businesses open back up after the weekend.
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Old 06-06-2021, 08:57 PM   #25
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Old 06-21-2021, 06:19 PM   #26
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I got off my lazy behind and decided to look for a brush kit. It took me about 15 minutes to locate the kit.
The problem with the kit is it fits several other 12V DC motors and only 1/2 of the brush set is correct for my motor. I needed both brush sets on each side of the motor to be connected to a lug like the one in the left hand side of the picture below.

https://store.eurtonelectric.com/sea...x?find=lippert



The kit is $13.50 and $3.75 shipping. I ordered two kits so that I would have the correct brushes for both sides of the motor.
The total delivered for both brush sets is $30.75. Still not bad comparing to a shop replacing the brushes.
Now, I'll have a spare motor for my Lippert hydraulic leveling jacks.
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Old 06-21-2021, 08:33 PM   #27
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Good find. Hope they fit and work properly. Always good to have a spare motor.
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Old 06-21-2021, 10:05 PM   #28
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Good find. Hope they fit and work properly. Always good to have a spare motor.
They should fit. Of the applicable listed fitments was the Lippert 12V DC motor P/N 414850.
I talked to Eurton Electric before ordering and they confirmed fitment and that I would need two sets for my motor since the manufacture sells them as you saw in the pic I posted earlier. It's other motors that take the brushes with ring terminals. I assume there are more other motors that take the ring terminal brushes on one side.

For instance, this is the fitment chart for these brushes.

Part # BR687800
.13" x .30" (wedge) x .41"(wide) x .5"(tall) BRUSHES "WEDGE" SHAPE
1/4-20 stud post

TORO, KOHLER 8275528-S, 52-755-15, 48-755-15
K301-47722 K301-47783 K361-23116 M10-461526 M12-471537 M12-471584
K301-47723 K301-47784 K361-23119 M10-461529 M12-471538 M14-601502
K301-47724 K301-47789 K361-23121 M10-461531 M12-471541 M14-601503
K301-47727 K301-47795 K361-23123 M10-461532 M12-471545 M14-601505
K301-47731 K301-47796 K361-23124 M10-461533 M12-471546 M14-601512
K301-47732 K301-47801 K361-23125 M10-461534 M12-471547 M14-601513
K301-47739 K301-47803 K361-23126 M10-461536 M12-471548 M14-601515
K301-47740 K301-47805 K482-35129 M10-461540 M12-471549 M14-601519
K301-47742 K301-47807 K482-35139 M10-461543 M12-471555 M14-601524
K301-47743 K301-47812 K482-35142 M10-461550 M12-471556 M14-601525
K301-47746 K301-47814 K482-35144 M10-461551 M12-471557 M14-601526
K301-47748 K301-47818 K482-35145 M12-471502 M12-471559 M14-601528
K301-47752 K301-47820 K482-35147 M12-471503 M12-471560 M16-711502
K301-47755 K301-47824 K482-35153 M12-471505 M12-471561 M16-711503
K301-47758 K301-47825 K482-35157 M12-471512 M12-471564 M16-711505
K301-47760 K301-47826 K482-35159 M12-471514 M12-471566 M16-711510
K301-47763 K301-47827 K482-35162 M12-471515 M12-471568 M16-711512
K301-47764 K301-47828 K482-35164 M12-471519 M12-471569 M16-711513
K301-47766 K301-47829 K482-35166 M12-471527 M12-471571 M16-711514
K301-47770 K301-47832 M10-461513 M12-471528 M12-471574 M16-711518
K301-47771 K361-23100 M10-461520 M12-471529 M12-471576 M16-711519
K301-47774 K361-23104 M10-461521 M12-471530 M12-471578 M16-711521
K301-47775 K361-23107 M10-461522 M12-471532 M12-471580 M16-711523
K301-47776 K361-23108 M10-461524 M12-471534 M12-471581 M16-711524
K301-47778 K361-23110 M10-461525 M12-471536 M12-471582 M16-711525

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Old 06-21-2021, 10:39 PM   #29
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Thanks for the great info. I've already filed it away for future reference.
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Old 07-23-2021, 04:36 PM   #30
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Lippert levelling system motor failure

After returing from a trip from TN to several western states, I had my jacks extended in my driveway while doing some work. When I went to retract my jacks, they would not retract. After all the resets etc., I called LCI and they took me through some troubleshooting steps to determine that I had a motor failure (LCI techs were very helpful). After that, I found this thread which was very helpful. Neither of the local motor shops would repair the motor, but one gave me a contact for Western Motor Services which is the same company that "Jack and Diane" linked above. After calling them, I bought a replacement motor from them ($425 total). After receiving it, there were several obvious differences including: the body is about .5" shorter, the posts are located differently and are smaller, both end caps are shorter, there's no nut for manual operation but a screwdriver slot is provided. To shorten this story... I installed it and my system is now operational. I need to address the ring connectors on my cables, but other than that, it was a 2 bolt install. How long this slightly smaller motor will hold up, I don't know. Hopefully I won't be updating this post for several years.
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Old 08-09-2021, 02:03 AM   #31
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I rebuilt my motor with the brush kits from Eurton Electric. The terminals were 1/4" studs instead of 5/16" I was able to use the existing isolators during installation.
Reassembled the motor and it woks fine. I will keep it as a spare.
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Old 08-11-2021, 01:44 AM   #32
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I rebuilt my motor with the brush kits from Eurton Electric. The terminals were 1/4" studs instead of 5/16" I was able to use the existing isolators during installation.
Reassembled the motor and it woks fine. I will keep it as a spare.
Been following this thread and then this past weekend our leveler motor FAILED! Got the nerve up and removed it today... then got more nerve to take it apart after confirming no continuity across the two terminals.
I found mine full of oil(?), I assume oil leaking in from the hydraulic pump... it was thick and black (from the arcing and carbon?) and sludgy in places. So I washed all the parts, and saw the brushes were surprisingly good, maybe half-life left? Tomorrow I will take it to the storage and put it back together for the real test. :-)
https://store.eurtonelectric.com/sea...x?find=lippert

My question is the link you provided above shows a set of brushes and neither have the ring terminals. Do you think the studs now shown are the proper size and two to one set?
Also Lippert has a new 'sealed coupling' for the motor... I wonder if it will fit my motor/setup (motor #414850). Will need to make a couple of calls tomorrow.
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Old 08-12-2021, 01:39 AM   #33
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The brushes do not have ring terminals. The studs on the brushes in the link are 1/4" instead of the original 5/16". They worked out fine.
If I were you, I would contact Lippert since you have a leaking seal. I was able to reuse my old coupling. It looks like new.
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