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Old 06-29-2014, 10:01 PM   #1
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No brakes on two of six wheels

The triple axle 34' had 2 wheels on the same side that didn't work. I removed the drum and found that one wire on each wheel had broken. Solders them up and they work again. It wouldn't have been so bad but both were on the same side and caused a sideways pull when the brakes were on.
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Old 06-29-2014, 10:43 PM   #2
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The triple axle 34' had 2 wheels on the same side that didn't work. I removed the drum and found that one wire on each wheel had broken. Solders them up and they work again. It wouldn't have been so bad but both were on the same side and caused a sideways pull when the brakes were on.
Good reason to pull the drums so that a visual inspection can be made of the brakes, once a year or every 10,000 miles, which ever is first.

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That is a real common problem, broken wires to the wheel magnets. I once found 3 of my 4 brakes were not working, due to wires which hand corroded. I now have a test gadget which I built that plugs into the cord to the tow vehicle and measures ampere flow to the magnets. Each takes 2.5 to 3 amps, so on my single axle rigs I expect to see 5 to 6 amps, double axel 10 to 12 amps and for your tri axle, 15 to 18 amps. Anything less means a magnet is not working somewhere.
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You might want to free up the adjusters as well so you can adjust them when you get it back together.

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