How to remove your Motor Can (easy af)

Hey guys. After my ESCapade the other day, I had to open my motors up to check for damage. I figured why not make a little guide in the meantime.

The method I used is super easy. No special equipment, no pinched fingers, no strain.

First, collect everything you’ll need.

1x motor
2x motor brackets
4x screws of appropriate length

step 1- remove the circlip


Make sure you also remove the shims(if any are present), and put them all in a safe place. Don’t lose them

step 2- attach the brackets


Attach them like you see here.

step 3- put it on the ground and push/pull


This requires little finesse. Place the motor on the ground with the shaft down, then place your feet on the brackets, push your toes in a little, and ta da! You can now easily pull the can off

step 4- victory


Celebrate. You reign victorious over the motor-people for another day. Bask in your success. Call for your wife, make sweet love. Youve done it. This is undoubtedly the best day of your life

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Can you also do this while wearing men’s socks?

I kid. Nice idea/approach.

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I do this:

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His socks were blown away. :joy:
@Zach nail paint… ok

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you mean this?

Looks more like a squished nail :thinking:

Well technically its blood nail polish

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Yea. I knew, he had a pinched finger.

Nope, it’s polish. Helps me not bite my nails

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Get this shit

https://www.amazon.com/Quimica-Alemana-Esmalte-Endurecedor-para/dp/B0038IA8XA/ref=mp_s_a_1_8

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B005HGWGVS

Pretty good at making nails bite proof. Ladies like it too. Unfortunately my finger nails peel in fucking layers - I’m about to go off the deep end and start covering them in thickened epoxy.

I dunno how that first link stuff works but it straight up penetrates and impregnated your entire nail. Can literally go into your nail bed and burn a bit lmao.

Might just make u strong enuff to take off motor can w/hands :star_struck:

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Do they make something like it for ankles? :heart_eyes:

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Ahh, a fellow ankle biter…

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Did you just assume my gender‽

definitely haven’t been saving that for anything…

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Do this once a day. Works wonders.

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Do people have tips / recommended tools for opening motors with support bearings, like Maytech 6880 and 6396? I wanted to conformal coat the sensors, but given that I don’t even know how to open it without damaging it, I might just leave it be, assuming water won’t know how to get in either :laughing:

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If you use tools & it’s absolutely possible to do so, then you take away Skatan’s blood sacrifice.

It’s your choice reader but I wouldn’t advise it, you don’t want Skarma to come looking for you

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This method or a gear puller on screws, I’ve posted a pic or this recently, is the best method for motors with a support bearing. I’ve never had any issues getting normal cans apart by hand (even those with marred keyways) - but I don’t think the support bearing cans can be done purely by hand. Needs some external assistance.

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Dug it out, in case others are interested.

The silicon fingers holding the can is just for it to not fall down, right? All I need is the pulley remover tool, I assume.

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No, it’s because I needed another hand to keep the bolt centered because it didn’t have enough surface area to not walk off and I was too lazy to put something under it…

You could just use the motor mount method this post shows… Or screw a piece or scrap anything to the motor mount holes and pull. It’s not that hard, my hand was just still in a cast.

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This is absolute gold. Thanks for the explanation I never had any idea how to do this. I was just thinking that I was an idiot because I couldn’t get the motor can off easily.

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Nice guide :100: :+1:

Inserting the can (while retaining fingers) is more difficult for me than removing it.

I found that the same procedure backwards worked very well for me, but ymmv