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    how do you clean a brushed motor? and how do you break in a brushed motor?

    as the title states. how do you clean a brushed motor? and how do you break in a new brushed motor? only thing i know that needs to be done is to put a little oil on the bushing/bearings on the ends

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    Breaking in:

    Use the water method...it's a little mind-blowing dropping an electric motor in a glass of water then turning it on. But it works great! Change the water every few minutes until it's clear and there's no debris. Dry it, oil it and you're good to go...

    Cleaning:

    From another thread: "Use motor cleaner spray like Nitro Force. You just spray it into the motor from a couple of differant angles until the runoff is clear. It will be dry in a few minutes, and you can speed up the dry time with some compressed air. Then take a bearing oil, and lube the bearing or bushing at the top and bottom of the motor."

    Or, you could always drop it in a glass of water and run it for a few minutes (as if you were breaking it in again). I'm sure you'd be amazed at the grime and gunk that comes out of it. Empty the glass and repeat until the water is clear, then blast it with compressed air and re-oil.

    Last edited by zippogeek; 02-18-2013 at 06:27 AM.
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    Are we talking about an open endbell/ rebuildable motor, or something closed endbell like a Titan? Makes a big difference as far as answering your question.

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    12t titan. would it make sense to use the water then spray it a little with that nitro force or an electrical cleaner since the electrical cleaner dries fast?

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