Faulty wiper motor

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Taffy
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Faulty wiper motor

Post by Taffy » Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:48 am

My wiper stopped working. Having removed the motor Icould see that the spring holding the two contacts had broken. Water had seaped into the casing cos of a leak through the washer jets. Have cleaned rust and the spindle turns freely. Can I get a new spring for the motor - if so where can I get one from and is there any cleaning agent or oil I should spray on the inside of the motor.

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David

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Re: Faulty wiper motor

Post by BJ1 » Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:18 am

Take the armature out and clean everything especially the commutator. Any small spring will work - I use the ones from ball point pens - but remember that one end of the spring hooks on via an insulated washer or the spring will create a dead short and vapourise!
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