Bill,billmayo wrote:Yes, those 2 screws holding the end bearing needs to be removed plus the screw holding the centrifugal weight assembly to the end of the shaft. This screw is under the tip that pushes on the contact strip. This can be a very diffficult screw to remove as the weights are always in the way even when the springs are disconnected. I use an old trick for loosening this screw and retightening it. I use a nail center punch and set the point at the outter edge of the screw's flat blade screwdrive slot so when I tap the punch, it will slowly rotate the head of the screw.
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Great instructions. I'm a confused on what the "screw holding the centrifugal weight assembly to the end of the shaft" is. "This screw is under the tip that pushes on the contact strip." I don't remember seeing anything under there.
I've identified several screws/parts on the following image to help us discuss this. Would you please point out where this screw is to which you are referring? It sounds like you are describing something at position #5 (under the strips). Do I need to remove screws identified as item #3 to just get the whole contact assembly out of the way?
Replacing the solder connection with a flat connector is intriguing. Do you plan to get into those motors frequently?