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Motor malfunctioning after switching another motor

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Help' started by Schwen, May 11, 2016.

  1. Schwen

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    Alright, so I crashed my DJI phantom 2. One of the motors acted weird so I decided to switch it. After switching both motor and ESC, another motor is now malfunctioning (i.e. not starting at all).

    Anyone with a good guess at what might have happened? There is power going to the ESC at the malfunctioning motor, it just simply not starting.

    Any guess/help is appreciated
    // Regards Sven
     

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  2. jason

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    More than likely the ESC module was at fault and not the motor. The photo is of very little help in the diagnosing any problems you may be having.
     
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    Which ESC module? I switched the motor and ESC module, but then another wing motor decided not to work
     
  4. jason

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    It's highly unlikely for these motors to go bad unless something is jammed in it like sand, a long screw, shorted coil or bad bearings. Changing both the motor and ESC to a new location didn't prove if the motor was good or bad. While changing just the motor would have told you the motor was ok and the ESC module had a problem.
     
  5. Schwen

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    Hm, not sure if I've explained myself good enough. I ordered a new motor and ESC module. Switched the bad motor at one wing. When I turned on my DJI the motor was working flawless. Though another wing motor suddenly didn't work.
     
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    Did you replace stock motor from DJI and which motor did you buy 2212 or 2312??
     
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    There is only one way to know which original stock motors that are install on your P2 as the 2312 ccw motors have a solid black shaft and the 2212 ccw have only a black dot on the end of the shaft. Those motors cannot be mixed.
     
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    Hi again, thanks for all replies! I ordered a 2212 from HeliPal.com (i.e. not DJI)

    I just think it's weird how one fully functional motor at one wing stopped working when I switched the malfunctioning one on another wing
     
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    Once you receive the motor and install it check M1 through M4 both on the main board and ESC modules that they are plugged in .