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Old September 22nd, 2014, 22:44
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Re: [Tech writeup] How to rebuild your starter

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Next wrap your medium grit sand paper around the commutator and spin it by hand until the contacts are nice and shiney. afterwards do the same thing to the contacts on the main coil of the armature.




Just a comment on the above paragraph as I'm converting this to a PDF...

Medium sandpaper may be a bit rough for this. What's recommended is either fine sandpaper or crocus cloth which won't leave as deep of groves.

Also the area indicated "contacts on the main coil" are not actually contacts. They are stacked plates though which the wires are wound and multiply the field generated by current flowing though the wire. in the 2nd photo you can see the individual plates. That said, clean is good

-Ron
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