I’m new here so hopefully posting this in the right place. A couple of years ago during my spring break from college I ordered and assembled a DIYEBOARD 10s5p dual belt drive kit on a vanguard clone. It was my first build and was a dream come true for the first 9 months or so. Then one day I was riding up a rather steep hill (maybe 10-11% gradient), and the board totally stopped working. I jumped off, and here’s what I found…
The left motor has a ton of resistance, whether the power is on or off, and whether the throttle is on or off. But if I unplugged the connection between the motor and the ESC, that resistance went away and it started to spin freely again. The right motor is totally fine and behaves as normal.
I have tried unplugging and replugging all of the connections. No luck. I have tried unpairing and re-pairing the controller, per DIYEBOARD’s advice, also to no avail. Now, to make matters worse, I can’t even access the website (seems to have been taken down), and I’ve been reading that they were selling crap gear all along.
So how can I diagnose the issue? Is it just the motor I need to replace, or also the ESC? Where can I buy compatible parts now that the website is no longer up?
Thank you SO much in advance for taking the time to help me out. I really can’t wait to get back to riding! Please let me know if there’s any more info I can provide.