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GP Trap 7409 Motor- Rebuild or Replacement?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by skeet_man, Mar 3, 2010.

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  1. skeet_man

    skeet_man Well-Known Member

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    Both trap machines at the club are currently non-functional, due to the fact that the drive motor on both died almost simultaneously.

    What is the lowest cost alternative as far as having these rebuilt, or replacing them?
     
  2. Chango2

    Chango2 Active Member

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    A Chevy 409? Ask Tom Strunk. (LOL)
     
  3. cubancigar2000

    cubancigar2000 Well-Known Member

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    $500 for new
     
  4. skeet_man

    skeet_man Well-Known Member

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    we're hoping not to have to buy new,,esp since we need to get 2
     
  5. Baber

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    $500 each seems a bit much as most Trap motors are fractional Hp. If you sad $500 for the pair then thats more like it.

    Tom
     
  6. acss

    acss Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    what does brent @ gp say?
     
  7. 320090T

    320090T Well-Known Member

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    I had a machine go underwater and ruined both Baldor motors. There is an electric shop here in town that does DC motors and fixed both for under $100. I don't know what all he did but the magnets came unglued for sure and they needed new brushes. I purchased a used oscilation motor from GP for $100 as a backup. Call Brent and see what he has in stock. Certain gearboxes take certain motors, it is a mess for the older machines. You might have to buy a motor AND a gearbox. Just a note, be sure to unplug ALL trap machines when not in use. The GP's in particular, are susceptible to lightening and will cough up electrical parts in a heartbeat.
     
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    acss Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    you are right, on easy lighting damage!!!
     
  9. Bvr Tail

    Bvr Tail Well-Known Member

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    Please check ALL the brushes.

    We had machines that quit, but in all cases, it was worn brushes, or weak brush springs.

    I found a Baldor dealer and ordered several sets of brushes, and have repaired them myself.

    Good luck
     
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