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AC/DC Motor Maintenance

Overview

This course was designed to provide training for electricians, mechanics, and others, wanting to know more about AC and DC motor maintenance. This course consists of 12 interactive, on-line lessons that address AC and DC motor maintenance.

Objectives

  • Identify types of motor maintenance and characteristics of a motor maintenance program.
  • Identify safety procedures to use during motor maintenance.
  • Identify reasons for having a record keeping system.
  • Identify categories of information for a record keeping system.
  • Select the appropriate motor maintenance tools and instruments for given tasks.
  • Identify characteristics of preventive motor maintenance.
  • Inspect a motor for general maintenance and for identifying problems.
  • Clean and lubricate a motor as warranted by a preventive maintenance inspection\ Explain the need for taking measurements in preventive motor maintenance.
  • Explain the importance of comparing measurement readings.
  • Take current measurements in preventive motor maintenance.
  • Explain the need for taking measurements in preventive motor maintenance.
  • Identify characteristics of periodic motor maintenance.
  • Identify the major components of an AC motor.
  • Perform pre-maintenance testing: Winding insulation resistance.
  • Perform pre-maintenance testing: Winding resistance.
  • Describe how to properly disassemble an AC motor for periodic motor maintenance.
  • Disassemble an AC motor.
  • Identify the proper way to clean a disassembled AC motor.
  • List the various AC motor parts and what to look for during inspection.
  • Describe how to reassemble an AC motor.
  • Reassemble an AC motor.
  • Describe how to perform post-maintenance testing.
  • Identify causes and corrective actions for a motor that won’t start.
  • Identify causes and corrective actions for a motor with abnormal noise.
  • Identify causes and corrective actions for a motor overheating.
  • Identify causes and corrective actions for a motor with overheated bearings.
  • Identify similarities between AC and DC motors.
  • Identify the difference between AC and DC motors.
  • Identify components of a DC motor commutator and their function.
  • Identify factors that affect commutation.
  • Describe the color of the commutator and explain the function of the oxide film.
  • Identify the causes of high mica and corrective actions.
  • Identify the causes of uneven segments and corrective actions.
  • Identify the causes of thrown solder and corrective actions.
  • Identify wear patterns, their causes, and corrective actions.
  • Identify the causes of arcing and corrective actions.
  • Identify the causes of high mica and corrective actions.
  • Explain how to prepare a commutator for reconditioning.
  • Explain how to undercut the mica of a commutator.
  • Describe how to clean and check the commutator after maintenance.
  • Explain the purpose of performing a commutator run-in procedure.
  • Describe how to inspect various aspects of a brush.
  • Identify the factors to be considered when selecting a brush.
  • Identify the procedures for cleaning and inspecting the brush holders.
  • Identify the steps involved in setting the height of a brush holder.
  • Identify the procedure for installing brushes.
  • Explain how to seat brushes.
  • Explain how to adjust spring pressure.

Complete Course

(includes all 12 modules)

  • AC/DC Motor Maintenance

Modules

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  • Commutator Maintenance

  • Introduction to AC Motor Maintenance

  • Brush Maintenance

  • Records, Tools, and Instruments

  • Preventive AC Motor Maintenance

  • Measurement in Preventive AC Motor Maintenance

  • Preparing for Periodic AC Motor Maintenance

  • Motor Disassembly and Reassembly in Periodic AC Motor Maintenance

  • Corrective Maintenance for AC Motors

  • Introduction to DC Motor Maintenance

  • Commutator Inspection

  • Commutator Wear

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