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Motor Pod StuckUpdated 10 days ago

Below is a detailed diagram of the parts of your Foil Drive™ motor. In this article, you will be working with the motor puck and the motor pod that attaches to it (Not pictured). 




What is a motor pod?

1. The motor pod is the black bullet shape clamp which goes around the mast.

2. Thpuck is the two-pronged part that is mounted to the motor and contains threaded inserts which your pod gets bolted onto. 

Both of these parts are easily replaceable if you do damage them in the process, so don’t stress about that! 

Note: Many of our dealers around the world, often have these spare replacement parts in stock too! Click here to find a dealer close to you!


Why is the motor pod stuck?

There are a few reasons why this could have occurred. Simply over tightening the bolts can cause the thread within the puck to sit proud, stopping the pod from sliding off easily. This will definitely happen if you accidently use the wrong length bolts to secure your pod as well!


How can I get it off?

If you are having trouble removing your pod, try this method first: 

1. Soak your pod and motor in warm, soapy water to help dissolve any built-up saltwater crystals that may have formed.

2. Spray a small amount of lubricant in the holes. 

3. Wiggle the pod from left to right (not up and down)

Note: If this does not work, follow the video below.




WHAT YOU NEED:

1. Hex Driver 

2. Pliers

3. Spare bolts (longer) found within your hex driver


Note: Using the method below is not ideal, but if your pod is stuck and cannot be removed with some WD40 or similar, and wiggling from side to side (not up and down), then this may be your only solution. You will need a replacement puck at the very least, but if your pod gets damaged in the process, you will need a replacement for this too. 


INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Remove the 3 bolts securing the pod to your puck.

2. Using one of your longer bolts (spares found inside your hex driver), screw the bolt into the puck.

3. Using a heat gun or similar, heat the bolt.

4. Using pliers, pull the bolt through the top. This may take some strength. 


If your pod gets damaged during this process, please email us at [email protected] explaining what happened and provide any photos that may be helpful. 


Related Articles - Click to Read:
 Puck Not Fitting on Universal Motor Pod
 Gen2 Motor & Puck Not Fitting Older 3D Printed Pod
 Universal Mast Adaptor Installation
 Compare Motor Mounting: Universal vs Integrated Masts


To learn more, check out the other articles on our Help Centre which can be found under the 'Support' tab on the website.

 

As always, if you have any questions, please reach out to us at [email protected]

 

Happy Foil Driving!

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