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    Because they are DC brushed motors...

    Why do we have to buy clockwise and counter clockwise motors?

    Why can't you just reverse the wire colours.... Wouldn't hooking up the black to the white wire and the white to the black reverse the spin of the motor anyway?

    Joe

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    Ok red to black and white to blue works! No issues...

    You can replace a clockwise motor with a counterclockwise one.

    Joe

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    If they have timing advance they will run hotter and less efficient and the brushes will wear faster when run in reverse of their intended direction. Right?
    Alt-248 on the number pad =

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    I have looked inside two broken clockwise and counter clockwise motors...

    Looks like they only change wire colours... the brushes for both are set to clockwise.

    I guess they are just cheep motors so it really isn't a big deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BitStop View Post
    I have looked inside two broken clockwise and counter clockwise motors...

    Looks like they only change wire colours... the brushes for both are set to clockwise.

    I guess they are just cheep motors so it really isn't a big deal.
    Thank you for doing the leg work. I assumed as much but just haven't trashed a CCW motor yet, only CW.

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