Re: [DML] Re: Window drive fix
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Re: [DML] Re: Window drive fix

You're welcome Elvis.
No one ever discussed this fix that I know of, I just discovered the cracked gear and figured how I might fix it, and it worked!

----- Original Message ----
From: Elvis <elvisnocita@xxxxxx>
To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Thursday, May 8, 2008 1:40:29 AM
Subject: [DML] Re: Window drive fix questions

Thanks Bob,
that's exactly what I did the last two evenings, check out the pics.
I have never seen or heared such a good description before,
did nobody discuss this ond the DML before ?!?!

Btw - I heated the plastic cover up with a hair dryer to get
it out easier. I used a file, no Dremel, but the rest is exactly 
how you wrote it. 

http://img148. imageshack. us/img148/ 1093/tncopyofimg 5683eg6.jpg

http://img148. imageshack. us/img148/ 5625/tncopyofimg 5655qk6.jpg

http://img362. imageshack. us/img362/ 7323/tncopyofimg 5667uw3.jpg

http://img362. imageshack. us/img362/ 5366/tncopyofimg 5674mq3.jpg

http://img362. imageshack. us/img362/ 2879/tncopyofimg 5681rf1.jpg

And I only cut me twice when reinstalling it...of course the 
window had to be realigned and so on. Fun job to do. I hat it !

Thanks Bob.
Elvis & 6548

> The large brass gear is cracked, from the center out to between two 
teeth.  You can remove the cover, bend the metal back at the edges 
that holds it on or remove it at all but a few places.  Remove the 
gear and grind down the side of the teeth on either side of the crack 
on the side away from the crack, more on the tooth near the crack and 
progressively  less on the next 3 teeth.  Put the gear back and see 
how it works.  Replace the cover and peen over the bent back metal to 
hold it in place in a few places.
> BOTH my window motors had this failure mode and it may be the 
failure on most window motors.  You'll need a grinding disk wheel on 
a Dremel tool or the like to grind between the teeth or a very small 
file.  Take off about 1/2 of the tooth thickness on the teeth next to 
the crack.
> Surprisingly, my windows have continued to work for years after 
this repair.
> If you try it, tell me now it works for you.
> Bob
> 10961


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