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Jun 4, 2016
Brooklyn NYC
just rewire

I got smoke from the power cable going to the motor. Looking closely the outer jacket got hot enough to melt/smoke where it enters the motor housing. Double checked a circuit diagram to make sure I was giving the controller the right input power, no problem there.

So I'm going to have to pull off and inspect the motor/wiring, but curious if anyone had run across this before or had suggestions? Google hasn't turned anything up for me so far.

if it is only getting hot in one spot (where its most likely to fail), just rewire it. its gonna be a little arcing of broken wire ends. use good quality SJ cable. if it was getting hot all along the wire, you might have bigger issues.