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My dad has a pride legend and the motor gets hot and stops working. I removed the motor and took to a motor rewind place but it tests out perfect. The transaxle seems ok and now I am wondering about the brake. The motor starts to get hot there and around the brushes but the brushes are in good condition. Any ideas would be appreciated.

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Cody yep that could be the problem. When you engage the throttle do you hear a click from the electric brake? Its possible that the brake pad is stuck to the motor casing and causing friction thereby creating the heat you feel. Now you can't just remove the brake cause the controller looks for it to let the scooter move. You can however take the brake assemblt off the motor and tie it to the frame and see if that sloves the problem Be careful not to break the wiring to the brake. If that works and dad doesn't use any ramps (He won't have any brakes to stop him on an incline) Then he can use the scooter like that until you can replace the brake. He must be careful cause only the motor will stop his forward progress when he releases the throttle. Did Medicare buy his scooter? If so contact a provider or a service company and Medicare will pay for most of the repair. Hope this helps you

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