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How to Replace Hoverboard Motors: A Step-by-Step Guide

Difficulty: Moderate

Time: 1-2 hours

Steps: 8


Over time, hoverboard motors can wear down, leading to poor performance or complete failure. This guide will help you replace the motors in your generic two-wheel self-balancing scooter. Before proceeding, ensure you have the necessary skills, tools, and understand the risks involved in this repair process.



Top Cause

The most common cause for hoverboard motor issues is wear and tear from regular use or damage due to accidents or harsh riding conditions.

Top Solution

The most effective solution is to replace the faulty motors with compatible, high-quality replacement motors.


To replace hoverboard motors, you'll need to disassemble the hoverboard, remove the old motors, install the new motors, and reassemble the hoverboard. Regular maintenance and careful usage can help extend the lifespan of your hoverboard motors.

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: Remove the outer casing

  • Unscrew and remove the outer casing from the hoverboard, exposing the internal components.
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Step 3: Disconnect the motor cables

  • Carefully disconnect the motor cables from the main circuit board.
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Step 4: Remove the wheels

  • Unscrew and remove the wheels from the hoverboard using an Allen wrench.
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Step 5: Remove the faulty motors

  • Unscrew and carefully remove the faulty motors using the appropriate size Allen wrench.
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Step 6: Install the new motors

  • Place the new motors in the hoverboard, aligning them correctly with the mounting holes.
  • Secure the motors using the Allen wrench and screws.
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Step 7: Reconnect the motor cables

  • Reconnect the motor cables to the main circuit board, ensuring proper connection.
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Step 8: Reassemble the hoverboard

  • Reattach the wheels and outer casing, screwing them securely in place.
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  • Image 1: Hoverboard powered off and disconnected from the charger
    • Alt-tag: Hoverboard turned off and disconnected
  • Image 2: Removing the outer casing of the hoverboard
    • Alt-tag: Removing hoverboard outer casing
  • Image 3: Disconnecting motor cables from the circuit board
    • Alt-tag: Disconnecting hoverboard motor cables
  • Image 4: Removing hoverboard wheels using an Allen wrench
    • Alt-tag: Removing hoverboard wheels
  • Image 5: Removing faulty motors with an Allen wrench
    • Alt-tag: Removing faulty hoverboard motors
  • Image 6: Installing new hoverboard motors
    • Alt-tag: Installing new hoverboard motors
  • Image 7: Reconnecting motor cables to the main circuit board
    • Alt-tag: Reconnecting hoverboard motor cables
  • Image 8: Reassembling the hoverboard
    • Alt-tag: Reassembling hoverboard after motor replacement



Old Content:

You should change your wheel on your hoverboard if your wheel motors are bad.
In this case you would get either 4 or 5 red flashing indicator light and your hoverboard will not balance itself.

If it flashes 4 times, the wheel on the opposite side of the battery is bad and needs to be replaced.

If it flashes 5 times, the wheel on the battery side is bad and needs to be replaced.

You can purchase 10", 8", and 4 styles of 6.5" wheels from us.

If you experience violent shaking or irrational movements on the new wheel, please visit this page.
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