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Old 26-01-2018, 10:46 PM   #1
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DAS6 Not Spinning Properly?

My DAS6 is playing up. When I rotate the machine, it loses power and the rotational speed dramatically reduces. This is a sign of a cable issue. After inspecting all internal wires, and cutting a small random test section of the main cable (an area without a chance of a cable break), the machine still suffered with the issue.

I've noticed an alarming amount of sparking around one of the bushes. Both bushes seem to be installed correctly and no sign of wear around the coil and wires within that region.

When the speed reduces, the sound of the rotation also sounds rough. If it was the bearing, It'd sound rough all the time and not present itself as a power issue I would've thought.

Please help. Thank you.
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Old 26-01-2018, 10:56 PM   #2
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How does the length of the carbon brush you have fitted compare to a new item?, it may have worn to it's service limit even though it is installed correctly.

My DAS6 Pro came with 2 new spare brushes, did yours so you can compare?.
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Old 27-01-2018, 03:50 AM   #3
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How does the length of the carbon brush you have fitted compare to a new item?, it may have worn to it's service limit even though it is installed correctly.

My DAS6 Pro came with 2 new spare brushes, did yours so you can compare?.
Unfortunately it didn't. What is the approx. length of a new brush for the DAS6?
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Old 27-01-2018, 04:56 AM   #4
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I will try to get in my garage to check during tomorrow - having some repairs done so access has been a bit awkward the last few days, but the guys finish tomorrow, just depends when.

Edit, just checked a couple of ebay ads, and they seem to list the brush size as 14mm length, 8mm width, 5mm thickness, should give you a start point until I can measure mine.

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It's going to be Wednesday before I can regain access to the garage as the builders have thoughtfully stacked all the scaffolding outside the garage entrance even though they had 30ft of driveway to put it elsewhere

Sorry, will let you know as soon as I can.
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Old 29-01-2018, 03:12 AM   #6
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It's going to be Wednesday before I can regain access to the garage as the builders have thoughtfully stacked all the scaffolding outside the garage entrance even though they had 30ft of driveway to put it elsewhere

Sorry, will let you know as soon as I can.
I might be able to save you a job mate. After the specs you found on the eBay listings, my brushes are worn down to about 6-7mm in length.

I've ordered new ones and will fit them as soon as they arrive if possible.

I'll keep you posted, thank you.
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Old 29-01-2018, 09:49 PM   #7
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Brushes should solve your problem mate, that happened with mine
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Thanks bud, I'll let you know how I get on.

Edit: I've installed the new brushes, will test tomorrow.

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New brushes and for good measure a new bearing and all is well!
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One problem that occurred with mine was, the brushes wall (at least one of them) was sticking to the "wall", so wasnt being pushed properly by the spring. All I had to do was to remove them and insert them again. Problem solved.
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