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Guide: How to Fix Hoverboard Wheels That Won't Spin

Difficulty: Moderate

Time: 1-2 hours

Steps: 7


If your hoverboard's wheels aren't spinning, it can be caused by a variety of issues, such as a faulty motor, wheel, or wiring. This guide will help you identify and resolve the problem to get your hoverboard back in working condition. Before attempting this repair, ensure you have the necessary skills and tools and only proceed if you understand the risks involved.



Top Cause

The most common cause for hoverboard wheels not spinning is a faulty motor, wheel, or wiring issue.

Top Solution

The most common solution is to replace the faulty motor or wheel and/or repair any wiring issues.


Fixing a hoverboard with wheels that won't spin involves diagnosing the cause of the problem, then replacing or repairing the necessary parts. Regular maintenance and inspections can prevent further issues and prolong the life of your hoverboard.

Step-by-Step Guide

Step 1: Power off and disconnect the hoverboard

  • Ensure the hoverboard is turned off and disconnected from the charger before proceeding.
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Step 2: Open the hoverboard

  • Unscrew and remove the bottom cover of the hoverboard to expose the internal components.
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Step 3: Inspect the wiring

  • Check the wiring between the motor and the main circuit board for any damage or loose connections.
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Step 4: Test the motor

  • Using a multimeter, test the motor's resistance to determine if it's functioning correctly.
  • If the motor is faulty, proceed to Step 5. If the motor is functioning properly, move to Step 6.
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Step 5: Replace the faulty motor

  • Disconnect the motor from the main circuit board and remove it from the hoverboard.
  • Install the new motor and reconnect it to the main circuit board.
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Step 6: Inspect and replace the wheel (if necessary)

  • If the motor is functioning correctly, inspect the wheel for any damage or obstruction.
  • Replace the wheel if necessary.
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Step 7: Reassemble the hoverboard and test

  • Reassemble the hoverboard by attaching the bottom cover.
  • Turn on the hoverboard and test its performance to ensure the issue has been resolved.
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By following this step-by-step guide, you should be able to resolve the issue of your hoverboard's wheels not spinning. Regular maintenance and inspections can help prevent further issues and extend the life of your hoverboard. For more troubleshooting tips and repair guides, consider joining our mailing list.


  • Image 1: Hoverboard turned off and disconnected from the charger
    • Alt-tag: Hoverboard powered off and unplugged
  • Image 2: Removing the bottom cover of the hoverboard
    • Alt-tag: Exposing hoverboard internal components
  • Image 3: Inspecting the wiring
    • Alt-tag: Checking wiring for damage or loose connections
  • Image 4: Testing the motor with a multimeter
    • Alt-tag: Using a multimeter to test motor resistance
  • Image 5: Replacing the faulty motor
    • Alt-tag: Disconnecting and replacing motor
  • Image 6: Inspecting and replacing the wheel (if necessary)
    • Alt-tag: Checking wheel for damage or obstruction
  • Image 7: Reassembling the hoverboard and testing
    • Alt-tag: Reassembled hoverboard being tested for performance

By following this comprehensive guide, you should now have a hoverboard with functioning wheels. Remember to always prioritize safety and take the necessary precautions when repairing your hoverboard.

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