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#1 KennyP ONLINE  

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Posted October 05, 2015 - 11:10 AM

I need some help here folks! On my M18, it was not charging even though the ohm meter said the stator was good. I pulled the engine back out of Alice and took the flywheel off. Found all the magnets stuck to the stator. Anybody have a clue on how to reattach them?

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Posted October 05, 2015 - 11:15 AM

A good epoxy glue works well. Clean clean clean, then a thin layer of epoxy. Magnets need to stay in same orientation too. Doesn't matter where you start in relation to keyway but keep them spaced evenly.
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Posted October 05, 2015 - 11:19 AM

I have used super glue and 5 minute epoxy, both are still going strong. The one with super glue has been going for a good 3 years now. Just clean everything REAL good!

 

*I just saw Dan's post, Follow what he said!!


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Posted October 05, 2015 - 11:26 AM

I just watch a you tube video and he used JB Weld. Seems pretty easy, just got to clean it all! I know what I'm doing today!


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Posted October 05, 2015 - 11:39 AM

I had to do same thing on mine Kenny, just made sure they were in same orientation and JB welded them suckers.

 

 

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Posted October 05, 2015 - 12:19 PM

I've used JB as well but put just enough, as the magnets will pull excess up the sides of themselves.
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Posted October 05, 2015 - 01:14 PM

My son suggested some E-6000. Said they use that to glue sub-woofers back together!


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Posted October 05, 2015 - 03:00 PM

I went to Ace and they did not have the E-6000 in stock, order only. So I grabbed some JB Kwik weld. It's curing now.

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I identified the magnets into the correct polarity, as these need to be one then the other around the flywheel.

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Here's the stator. A little dusty, but looks fine. Tests the same as the other 2 I have, so will stay with it.

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In the video I found, he used clothes pin ends for spacers. I found my stash of them and chopped the ends off. They worked perfect!

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All glued up and curing!

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Posted October 05, 2015 - 04:29 PM

slightly off topic. Where do you get those neat clamps?


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Posted October 05, 2015 - 04:29 PM

I left the clamps on for 2 hours, cure time is 4 hours. i went ahead and put the engine back together and we set it in. I have it all hooked up and ready to fire in the morning. That should be plenty of time! Back to the other thread.


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Posted October 05, 2015 - 04:30 PM

slightly off topic. Where do you get those neat clamps?

Those are left overs from my aircraft days. I love them!


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Posted October 05, 2015 - 04:44 PM

That was a fast fix!


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Posted October 05, 2015 - 04:54 PM

That was a fast fix!

That makes me very happy! I'm sure the stator is okay, I did not see any marks on it any where. We'll see in the morning.


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Posted October 05, 2015 - 05:18 PM

I've gotten E-6000 from Michael's. Hobby Lobby may have it also.


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Posted October 05, 2015 - 05:39 PM

I just watch a you tube video and he used JB Weld. Seems pretty easy, just got to clean it all! I know what I'm doing today!

Would that be the video of the guy with the scary teeth??

Keep us posted

I have the same problem loose magnets


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