Hosw do i bypass the overload sensor on my go go elite scooter it keeps shutting off?
You don't want to ever bypass anything on these scooters, doing so will either get someone hurt or silverly damage the scooter. There is a good reason your scooter is shutting down. The controller monitors the amperage flow, if at any time the amperage is to high for to long a period of time the controller will shut down the motor, so as you can see there is no sensor to bypass. Also the controller will send a code 4 failure out to a LED out on tiller head. There should be a lamp blinking on the tiller head when the motor is off line. The service lamp is cyclic, in this case the lamp to flash 4 times pause flash 4 times pause.
iT sounds to me like you have one or more shorted windings on the
armature of your drive motor which is apart of the trans-axle assembly.
TO BE SURE remove the entire trans-axle module. I have a Rascal 600t all
i have to do to remove my trans-axle is to remove to quick pins and my
entire trans-axle assembly comes away from the scooter. Take the entire
assembly down to your local motor repair shop that can rewind motors.
Thay will check out the motor, take it apart and clean all the carbon
dust from the brushes that gets all over the interior of the motor,
doesn't do the motor bearing any good. Rewinding a motor isn't
inexpensive costing $200 and up depending on the size and complexity of
the motor. But the scooter trans-axle cost is astoundingly high at
$1,500 and up. They say they are sealed unit and that they can not be
repaired. In reality trans-axles are quite simple to repair and easily
repaired. The only difficult thing are the scooter companies that will
not come across with the parts and info we need in order for us to keep
our scooters in good repair. So ii'd take the trans-axle down to the
motor shop. They don't charge anything to check it out. When they do
maintenance you will know its working right. When troubleshooting
problem with scooter you eliminate half the machine when you eliminate
the trans-axle. Get back to me once you've checked it out
If you want to do a check of the trans-axle your self. You can do this by blocking the drive wheels off the ground. Turn the speed pot to
slow. Just give the motor enough power to just move the tires very slowly. Does it take allot of throttle to move the motor. Could be stiff bearings. Does the motor stall out. Hook an amp meter in series to the motor, run the motor real slow. Does the meter needle bounce around allot. If it does that means the winding are not so good. Now floor scooter. Does the trans-axle get hot. There usually a brake assembly at the end of the motor. When you start or stop the motor put your fingers on it you should feel it engage and disengage. Is that brake dragging, does it get hot. This brake assembly gives me lots of grief, drying out it gets stuck. WARNING never use WD40 it eats certain plastics and gets gummy. I use pure silicon oil spray. Hope this helps.
Jul 26, 2012 |
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