Thanks for the warning!
My TX472MDP just arrived this week and is still laying down because US Tower
forgot to send the bolts AND my mast!
Guess I should cover up the motor and plan to leave it covered. I also now
wonder about condensation buildup??
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On Dec 12, 2011, at 7:12 PM, "Fred Hurd" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> The motor unit installed on my TX-472 US Tower has been soaked internally by
> rain water leaking into the motor housing resulting in motor rusting and
> corrosion internally. Now the motor is drawing too much current to start up
> and blowing the electrical source fuse. Contact with the motor manufacturer
> reveals that these motors were not designed to be exposed constantly to
> weather but used primarily with generators within weather protected housing.
> I am curious if other TX Tower owners have experienced similar problems with
> the motors being damaged by rain water. Has anyone found a replacement motor
> that can survive heavy rain? Or is the only solution using a cover over the
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