Originally Posted by Mechanic688
Yeah, they take me 20 mins to unwind by hand...
I unwind the 3 wires at the same time & the wire keeps getting caught at the ends of each winding, so some unwind at that point & some don't. Then I have to unwind by hand individually the caught wires, then off to unwinding 3 wires at a time again.
I have cut thru the sides of the windings with a grinder, but the plastic gets warm & soft & catches the wire when it gets cold, you end up pulling some plastic off at the same time & the wire looks bad with it on it.
I tried burning the plastic off to get to the wire, but thats not a time saver either.
I tried cutting thru the windings with a cold chisle, takes a lot of time & it gets messy with the loose loops flying off everywhere.
No real simple way to do it, except for unwinding them by hand.
The motors with a dark purple wire on them are made of Ali wire too. Only the motors with the thickest wire is any good for generating power from the units.