Answered: 269 replacement gears

Hi, after a disastrous scrimmage today we pulled a 269 motor off our robot and it had broken metal gears inside… Are there plans for replacement gears?


Hi Jacko,
What application was the motor in question being used as? Please send an email to so I can discuss this failure with you in more detail.

The short answer is… no, we don’t have any plans for 269 replacement gears at this time. We’ve seen some instances of users breaking the metal gears in 269 motors when they’re under extreme loading. In general they’ve lived up to all our expectations and more… still, in the interest of continuous improvement we’re investigating alternatives to strengthen these gears even further to account for this.

It seems like no matter how much we try, we can’t think of everything our customers will use our products for.

Anyways… email me and I’ll try to help you get to the bottom of this.