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I just bought a Poloron Mechanical Santa, one of the gears seem to be stripped. Does anyone have an extra motor or know of a motor I can retro fit in to make it work properly? Thanks,Mike

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I had the same problem, bought a brevel motot on ebay and swapped out the gear.  Has to be a certain model brevel though, its on one of the other threads here

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The funny thing, as soon as I posted this I checked ebay and there was a good working motor from a Poloron Santa listed, I bought it immediately, lol. 

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Was that the Brevel model SE motor that was on eBay?  If so, I was watching it and decided to pass on it because I am looking for the model k and don't know if the gears are interchangeable.  They might be but it wasn't that important to me at the moment.

 

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Ok, we have the Beco Santa and the motor is somewhat noisy and it's original motor is a Brevel model K.  I don't know which model motor the Poloron has.

 

This is the auction I was watching and if you enlarge the picture, you can see that it is a brevel model SE.

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Poloron-Beco-Motor-for-Christmas-Mechanical-Blowmolds-Blow-mold-/161149293720?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&ssPageName=STRK%3AMESINDXX%3AIT&nma=true&si=ApSGFUHUKf8IYo3%252BBdBy%252BNtB4U8%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc#ht_361wt_1219

 

Mel  

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Mel,

 

As you may remember that is the motor I replaced the stripped gear in for you.  I wouldn't let the noise alarm you, all of the Brevel motors are noisy by design.  I do always check to make sure they are not under too much strain however.  What I would recommend is applying some good quality grease to the gear assembly.  I re-greased the motor before sending it back to you, but I imagine it could use a fresh application.  Take a small artist's brush with some grease on it and hold it against the gear teeth while the motor is running to get everything properly lubricated.  Also, make sure all of the Santa's moving body parts are lubricated well.

 

To everyone:

I have restored several of these Brevel motors and the parts on the models I have encountered, the 'J', 'K', 'S' and SE, are all interchangeable.  The motors themselves are also interchangeable with the Poloron Santa and Snowman, and the Beco Santa.  I have a large assortment of Brevel parts, but they are at my dad's in the garage attic, three hours from where I currently live, so I cannot assist anyone right now unfortunately.

 

Please note, in order to replace any of the parts, the four rivets holding the housing together must be carefully drilled out (simply drill the heads off on one side and push the rivet pin through) and replaced with small bolts, lock washers and nuts.

 

I posted about these back in 2010, here with a Model 'S' I restored, with pictures: 

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Mel,

 

As you may remember that is the motor I replaced the stripped gear in for you.  I wouldn't let the noise alarm you, all of the Brevel motors are noisy by design.  I do always check to make sure they are not under too much strain however.  What I would recommend is applying some good quality grease to the gear assembly.  I re-greased the motor before sending it back to you, but I imagine it could use a fresh application.  Take a small artist's brush with some grease on it and hold it against the gear teeth while the motor is running to get everything properly lubricated.  Also, make sure all of the Santa's moving body parts are lubricated well.

 

To everyone:

I have restored several of these Brevel motors and the parts on the models I have encountered, the 'J', 'K', 'S' and SE, are all interchangeable.  The motors themselves are also interchangeable with the Poloron Santa and Snowman, and the Beco Santa.  I have a large assortment of Brevel parts, but they are at my dad's in the garage attic, three hours from where I currently live, so I cannot assist anyone right now unfortunately.

 

Please note, in order to replace any of the parts, the four rivets holding the housing together must be carefully drilled out (simply drill the heads off on one side and push the rivet pin through) and replaced with small bolts, lock washers and nuts.

 

I posted about these back in 2010, here with a Model 'S' I restored, with pictures: 

 

Kev, do you know if there is a modern motor that will work with these? I seemed to have burnt up 2 Model J's. I can't keep bying these old motors and not have them last. I'm sure there isn't a modern direct replacement, and thats fine, I can retro fit something, as long as it's the same RPM. Thanks,Mike

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