Problem with my powerball 250Hz pro neon bleu
Here is the thing, I used my powerball without stopping it during 9 hours not only by myself but almost, well and so the problem is that my powerball does now a terrible noise and it's also very vibrating and I can't go now at more than 9000 or so rpm
So I was wondering if what i did (9 hours' use) is considered as a bad use of the powerball and so if i can send it to be repared or replaced (i don't think but i'm asking, we never know) and in the other case what could i do by myself to fix it or something...
P.S. : I'm sorry if my english is bad or unperfect (i don't really know) because I'm french so don't blame me for that please than you...
I'd recommending opening it up and first: taking a cleaning and second: taking a look at the rotor fins.... and where in the time of day did you find 9 hours to powerball nonstop? Is that a new endurance record?
Let us know!
At any decent speed 9 hours it would be full of crud and be rattling like a cement mixer depending on how many revs you do I would suggest cleaning every hour or 2
Originally Posted by fruitduverger
Hum, one lil' question : How do I open it???? and same question for cleaning it
I don't know exactly what to do
And for the 9 hours, I began in the beginning of the afternoon to finish late at night, I even ate with my powerball in hand (proud of myself XD), I also read with it (I won't blame you if you think I'm crazy 'cause I think I am... nevermind) and yes it was the new record, to run it without stopping it during a long time and i did about a million (you know the first symbol on the function of the powerball which count 1 for 100 rotations i think (well it's sure but I meant I'm not sur about if it is called rotations))
So here it is, I just have to clean it, and it will certainly be ok then???? I just have to know how i can do that...
Thank you for responding (I don't know if you say like that, seems weird to me, I hope you'll understand)
There are links in my signature which lead to instructions on opening and cleaning the Powerball, but also a link to a repairs form.
9 hours non-stop shouldn't be a problem as long as the Powerball is being spun smoothly. (I did 24 hours non-stop and the Powerball was like new at the end!) The thing that worries me is you say it's vibrating...this could be a cracked rotor, as jihmmie suggests. Nothing but a replacement rotor will fix this if that's the problem.
I opened it and cleaned it but the thing is that the "line" where the rotor is rolling i mean it's not the rotor but i don't know the word but if you got what I meant it's a damaged all around so I think it's the problem why it's making a very bad noise and vibrating, so what can I do??? just change the thing which is around the rotor where it turns??? And how??? or what else???
Thank you for helping me
Hey derrick, do you think you could upload some pictures?
Hi, I can't do pictures right now so I took one from google to show you where it is :
Mine is damaged where the red arrows are, all around I mean, this is not mine on the picture so there's nothing to see but mine is not as smooth as it was (i don't know if i can say that that way) so a little damaged and i think that is the problem......
Ask me if there is anything else...
Can't anyone help me with that???? Should I send my powerball???? Or i don't know something else please tell me, I don't want to buy another so if there is another way to have it back please tell me
The parts you pointed out in your images, (good pictures by the way), are what's referred to as the inner tracks. It is along these tracks that the rotor axle rolls. Dents or bumps in these tracks will cause the Powerball to be a bit loud and not run smoothly.
The simplest thing to do is to get some fine sandpaper, and rub it around these tracks to try and make them flat. It doesn't matter if they're not really smooth and shiny, like they are when they're new, just try to get them smooth. This should help.
If you get them smooth and yes the Powerball still vibrates, it could be that the yellow rotor is broken. The fins can crack and the axle can bend, and this will make the Powerball very uncomfortable to use.
As I said before, there are links in my signature which could also help you, including one to take you to the repair form should you want to send the Powerball back.