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    So several jobs ago I pull out the spartan 2001 to run a mainline. Sit on the bucket, step on the pedal...and the machine starts running in reverse. It is set to run in forward. I set the switch to reverse and the machine runs in forward. I disregard this and finish the job. The next job I use the machine on- I am fighting what turns out to be a collapse pipe that I was bound and determined to get to drain. The machine is still running katy whompuss but doing its job...until about an hr and a half of heavy usage and it starts to slow down. Thats the only way I can describe it. It started acting like it was tired.
    At first I thought i needed a new motor. I have spoken with the resident spartan rep and he says it could be just the directional switch. I took a look inside the electrical control box and everything looks good. But there is a part in there called a voltage sensor that all wires run to and from. I cannot find this part on spartan's site and am waiting to hear back from the rep. I got a funny feeling this part is the source of my problem. I keep using the machune cause I have no back up and I have to work. Some times it acts up - sometimes it doesnt, but it always runs reverse of the way i have it set. Its an old style 2001 that I bought used almost a year ago.

    Wondering if any of you gentleman may have any insight into this crazyness?

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    Try replacing the toggle switch first
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    When my K-7500 did the same thing....turned out to be the brushes in the motor....since 2000 I have replaced the brushes twice....both times the same symptmatic problem.....
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    Give Terry Austin a call at all star sewer equipment. He does all my repairs on my spartan machines.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dcman View Post
    When my K-7500 did the same thing....turned out to be the brushes in the motor....since 2000 I have replaced the brushes twice....both times the same symptomatic problem.....
    Same here...
    Brushes is an easy replacement....
    Unscrew the brush caps on the motor, pull out the old, slide in the new, screw the cap back in...
    In a perfect world you would have the commutator dressed...
    But as long as you replace the bad brushes quickly the commutator doesn't get too badly burned....

    I'd just use a multimeter and check the connections from the plug to the motor to see where the voltage is being lost and replace whatever components are bad...
    If the voltage is making it all the way to the motor then replace the brushes before the motor...
    See what happens then...
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    Sounds like brushes in the motor to me. Had that happen to some of the old DM-55 machines back in the Motor scooter days
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    Man you guys r awsome. So Im gonna pickup a few sets of some brushes and a toggle switch just for sh#ts and gigs. I'm gonna have my buddy check everything out with the multimeter like redwood suggested partially cause I dont have one and partially cause I wouldnt know if i was doing it correctly or not. But I'll learn. AND I'm gonna check wit Allstar sewer, good to know someone who works on the specific machine. Can't thank everyone enough for the advice.

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    Replaced the switch per spartan = No difference(forward runs reverse/reverse runs forward)
    Orderd brushes from spartan 3 weeks ago = frustration, no sign of em!

    wish i listened to the heds up...thanxs guys

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    Quote Originally Posted by draindit View Post
    Replaced the switch per spartan = No difference(forward runs reverse/reverse runs forward)
    Orderd brushes from spartan 3 weeks ago = frustration, no sign of em!

    wish i listened to the heds up...thanxs guys
    No sign of the brushes yet?? They could possibly be on back order - I can check for ya on Monday morning
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    Quote Originally Posted by draindit View Post
    Orderd brushes from spartan 3 weeks ago = frustration, no sign of em!
    Try here! http://store.eurtonelectric.com/brushes.aspx
    Or Here... http://www.helwigcarbon.com/shop/category.asp?catid=33
    Or here... http://www.graphitestore.com/items_l.../337/cat_id/38

    Might want to read this...
    Kind of a little info for you on motors and brushes...
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