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Brettmonahan

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  1. New Skutt wheel issues

    @neilestrick Thanks for the info. It is running counter clockwise in the video, you don’t even want to know what it sounds like in reverse.
  2. New Skutt wheel issues

    Hey Neil, Do you think it still just needs time to seat the brushes after using it this much use (what I described in my earlier post)? Skutt hasn’t said anything about it getting quieter, so that’s what’s got me worried I’m going to sound like this forever. Also, did you get a chance to get those photos of using the commutator stone? Thanks
  3. New Skutt wheel issues

    Thanks for the input guys. I have tried running it overnight multiple times since having the wheel, counter clockwise and clockwise. It has not quieted the noise, although lately it does seem like it generally takes a couple minutes of running before it starts making the noise. This has never seemed like a direct result of running it overnight though. I have probably 20-30 hours of working in the wheel in addition to running it overnight 3-4 times. There has been no noticeable change in the noise except the few minutes of relative quiet after the wheel has been shut off for a while. The pedal does the same thing no matter what the settings are on the controller. I have tried adjusting them multiple times. It seems to be an issue with the potentiometer (which has been replaced) or possibly how the controller is receiving the signal from the potentiometer. Last week I was able to use a zip tie around the potentiometer to stop it from ever reaching the point where it slows down. Seems to be working fine with that but I don’t really want this as a permanent solution. I’d be interested in trying the commutator stone. I don’t want to void the warranty so maybe I should ask Skutt whether it would or not.
  4. New Skutt wheel issues

    5 year parts and labor. Not sure if the warranty counts for things they claim to be “normal” though. A while before I got the wheel, I bought a pair of over-ear Bluetooth headphones for working in the studio. It makes the wheel tolerable to use, although the pedal is still not right.
  5. New Skutt wheel issues

    I got a new Skutt Elite wheel with the SSX drive about a month ago. I love the design of the wheel and how sturdy it is, but I can’t stand the motor noise and there seems to be something wrong with the pedal control. The noise is at one (sometimes two) speeds, the wheel starts this chirping/buzzing noise. It is definitely the motor, I have walked the belt off and it makes the same noise. The pedal issue seems to be that at the top end of the pedal range, the wheel actually slows down instead of continuing to speed up. I have been talking to Daniel at Skutt, sending him videos of the wheel, and he says it sounds totally normal and hasn’t really responded to my complaints about the pedal. Continental Clay replaced the potentiometer in the pedal, which did not change or fix anything, contrary to their assurances that it did. So I uploaded the video I sent Skutt to YouTube for you folks to listen to (File size limits are pretty small on this forum). I will copy the link below. At the end of the video I try to show the motor slowing down as I reach the top end. I have seen a lot of positive reviews on this site for these wheels, most of them match Skutt’s advertising of a “quiet” wheel. I also went to Minnesota Clay yesterday and they happen to have a floor model Elite without the ssx controller. Unsurprisingly to me, it is much quieter than my wheel and the pedal works properly. I took a similar video of that wheel I can upload to show that. I plan on taking the wheel into Minnesota Clay to have them look at it (their wheel guy wasn’t in yesterday) but I wanted to get the opinions of some people on this forum who have these wheels. So thanks for reading this and for any opinions you can offer me on this wheel!
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