Propeller will not turn ON/OFF with the Momentary Button (cable-steer motors with a foot pedal)

The Reed Switch is a small black plastic cylinder with two wires attached and should sit 1/32" below the rim of the clip it sits in. The Momentary Button has a small rod magnet on the underside of the button used to activate the reed switch.

Propeller will not turn ON when the Momentary Button is pressed

If the propeller on your cable steer motor is not turning on when the momentary button is pressed, the Reed switch may be too far from the magnet on the bottom of the momentary button.

Propeller will not turn OFF when the Momentary Button is released

If the propeller on your cable steer motor is not turning off when the momentary button is released, the Reed switch may be too close to the magnet on the bottom of the momentary button.

Adjusting the Reed Switch

  1. Push the heel of the pedal all the way down.
  2. Remove the button from the pedal.
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  3. Identify the reed switch inside the reed sensor clip.
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  4. From underneath locate the 2 wires that go to the reed switch.
  5. Gently push the switch up into the the opening.
  6. Using something flat like a Papermate or Bic pen push the switch back down until it is approximately 1/32" below the rim of the clip.
  7. Replace the momentary button.
  8. With the foot pedal set to Momentary, test to see if the propeller turns on when the momentary button is pressed and turns off when the button is released. If the propeller does not turn on and off, verify the reed switch is properly positioned.
  9. If the reed switch is properly seated, check the Momentary Button to ensure the small magnet rod on the underside of the push button is in place. 
  10. If the magnet rod is missing from the push button assembly, replace part number 2993702 (for the round push button) or part number 2993705 (for the D-shaped push button), and test motor for proper operation.
  11. If the reed switch and magnet are in place, and the magnet is in close proximity to the reed switch when the push button is depressed, but the motor still does not run then the reed switch is faulty requires replacement kit part number 2884019.

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