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Author Topic: Very off-topic sugar granules (from candyfloss machine) causing motor to spark..  (Read 269 times)
MR GUS
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« on: August 02, 2017, 05:07:38 PM »

I recently won an auction for a uk built Kando floss machine for my daughter to try her hand at early years entrepreneurial understanding..

It was sent to me badly packed, so some residual sugar has obviously left the unbagged head & run down the machine vents / cracks in bodywork.

When I turned it on to test it had survived various couriers it sparked (I could see through the vents) ..anything to be concerned about or will the vapourisation of the material present have occurred? ...i'm a tad wary to let my daughter try this out until i've cleaned it up, so badly packed was the item that it clearly sat on its unprotected head (which meant when I turned it on initially resistance & slow turning had , (it should spin quickly obviously).

Also one foot was damaged, necessitating a new one (on order) which I am currently attributing to its floor shuffling like a dalek.

Should I be concerned about the motor jarring for around 10 seconds (since run freely) & the popping?
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« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2017, 09:51:07 PM »

I would guess that sugar powder had got into the commutator, if it has one, and got frazzled.  Which might be bad news if it continued over a longer term.  I would take it to bits (as much as I dared) and clean the caramel/carbon off the brushes and copper, especially the grooves between the copper contacts.

Doubtless one of our engineers will either confirm or rubbish this idea...

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« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2017, 10:48:34 PM »

That makes sense to me, cheers for the input.
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