I finally got a replacement battery and I’m finishing up the install of the shutter motor kit. I’m just using the manual buttons to move it. The shutter gear keeps stuttering in the track and skipping. I had to help it move with my hand to even get it to open. It seems like it is having to work way too hard.
I installed the wind guards up on top on top but I checked and they are not rubbing. The wheels are also okay. I don’t know if the guides on the edge of the motor might be binding or something.
anybody else experience this?
do I need to silicone spray the roof panels to glide easier?
I had that sprocket-skipping happen long ago at first install. The fix was to add an additional washer under the 4 rollers on top. It was trial and error to find which one's needed the added washer. If you just look you might see which ones are too tight. Looking now I see that in my world.. the front pair of rollers each have one washer but the back one on track side has 3 and the back roller opposite has 2 washers. Once I did that and sprayed the shutter matting surfaces I have had zero issues since last September.
So I sprayed on the teflon and by hand the shutters moved pretty smoothly. But trying the lift itself the motor starts to skip about a foot up the track.
it looks like the gear teeth are too short or the track chain is too deeply set in the plastic. I wonder if the track is a new run or something and out of spec? It really looks like the teeth just aren’t getting good purchase on the chain links.
Either that hat or the track is a little too think and maybe binding up as it tries to go through?
if I help it by pushing up on the motor while holding the button, I have to use a bit of force to get it to move up the track.
Obviously this will not work for me. Anybody have an idea what to do?
The Dupont Teflon spray which was shared in this part of the forum some time ago really works great. Also! Make certain that debug is disabled in the firmware.
Did shutters move freely without motor installed?