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Pride Legend surges at any speed & makes a clicking noise

My Pride Legend surges at any speed & makes a clicking noise

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  • CaptElad Nov 30, 2008

    Thanks dhudson15, I will look into purchasing a throttle Pot, do you feel it's the small one on the tiller connected directly to the Throttle or the Larger one further into the Machine?

  • CaptElad Dec 01, 2008

    Thanks dhudson15, I have now looked into the prices of the two pots and the larger one is very steep, so befor I purchase either I will dig out my VTVM as you suggest, looking for smooth response!!



    Again thank you, and do you have any suggestions as to the clicking noise coming from the Motor/Axle, it varies with my speed!!

    Thanks for any help you can give me on the clicking as well!

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    Pride legend tiller adjustment lever broke how to fix it

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    Lever broke

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This sounds like a bad throttle pot. You need to have it replaced.

Posted on Nov 27, 2008

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  • Dan Hudson Nov 30, 2008

    I can get a replacement for you if your going to try replacing it yourself, or are you looking for a local repair shop? Looking at pridemobility.com has a list, and there are more that are not on their website but they will give you over the phone.

  • Dan Hudson Dec 01, 2008

    There are two pots, one for speed only, and one for speed and direction. It is the speed/direction pot that I have seen go bad. It's basically a 5k long stem pot with a centering spring. Its available from Pride only as an assembly. I would test it to be sure, you should see aa smoth response across the entire range on motion. The only other issue is bad wiring, which I saw after the owner tried to play with it and hooked it back up wrong.

  • Dan Hudson Dec 01, 2008

    Yes, depending on model, that assy lists for up to about $200. I try to be very sure at that price. If you want specifics, you can emial you s/n to me at d h u d s o n 1 5 at g m a i l with a .com extension (take out the spaces) and I can talk more specifically to your model.

  • Dan Hudson Jan 04, 2009

    I suspect that the pot is dropping out and the clicking is the brake turning on and off as the pot calls for brake and then speed. EMail me at D*H*u*d*s*o*n at gmail dot com (take out the stars and fix the gmail for my address) and I can better their price for ya. I may even have an old pot you could use to rebuild yours...

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