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Reassembling a starter.
« on: May 12, 2017, 19:43:25 PM »
My old MFA starter just stopped working, taking the moulding off the back of the starter I found a solder joint to one of the brush holders had come adrift. Great, 5 minute job. BUT - getting the thing back together is altogether different. I'm stuck.
Is there a knack to holding the brushes back against their springs so you can slip them over the commutator - or do they have a special bit of kit in the factory to achieve this?
Can someone remind me what I came in here for.


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Re: Reassembling a starter.
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2017, 20:40:05 PM »
Hi

I sometimes tie brushes back against their springs with button thread and cut it off to release them back into position.

Would high melting point solder help it not happen again?
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Re: Reassembling a starter.
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2017, 22:14:10 PM »
Thanks Reynard -  I'll give it a go tomorrow morning.
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Re: Reassembling a starter.
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2017, 09:49:17 AM »
Who is Reynard?

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Re: Reassembling a starter.
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2017, 11:41:05 AM »
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