When Should You Replace A Motor On A Mobility Scooter

Apr 27, 2021 0 comments Abby Haukongo
When Should You Replace A Motor On A Mobility Scooter


Do you use your mobility scooter daily? Well, you can do so without worrying, since manufacturers design them to be strong and durable.

However, there might come a time when it could need a new motor. This article will help identify when you should replace the motor on your mobility scooter.

Signs The Motor In Your Mobility Scooter May Need Replacing

Have you experienced any of the following when your scooter is turned on: 1) an unusual burning smell, 2) heard strange noises, or 3) the scooter is hesitant, stalls, or shuts off for no apparent reason.

If so, do not use the mobility scooter until the issue has been resolved and follow the steps below to accurately diagnose the issue.

How To Troubleshoot Motor Issues

First, read the owner’s manual for the model of your mobility scooter as this will help you troubleshoot any small issues. Be sure to follow the instructions exactly, in order to prevent any further damage to your mobility scooter motor.

If you are unable to resolve the issue on your own, you should then contact the manufacturer’s tech support for assistance. They should be able to assess the situation and provide solutions over the phone.

If not, they may recommend you bring the scooter to their facility for evaluation if you live nearby, or they may send a technician out or recommend a technician in your area if you do not live close to their facility.

Note that there may be a cost associated with the repair, especially if your unit is no longer under warranty or the warranty does not apply.

Risk You Take When Postponing Motor Replacement

As soon as you see signs that the motor is problematic, you should immediately act. Waiting longer may lead to the following unwanted outcomes:

- Interruption of your daily schedule;

- Damaging other components of your mobility scooter, which can lead to more costly repairs; and

- Breaking down when you are far from home.

Schedule Routine Maintenance

Following the manufacturer’s recommended maintenance on your mobility scooter will ensure that all its components are running at optimum level and will detect any required repairs or replacements before it becomes a problem.


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Abby Haukongo

Abby Haukongo is a key contributor at Electric Wheelchairs USA, known for her deep knowledge in the powered mobility sector. Her expertise in internet technology and content creation enhances her ability to cover trending topics in this niche. Abby's unique blend of technical acumen and industry insights makes her an invaluable asset, providing readers with well-informed, relevant content on the latest developments in powered mobility.

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