Electric Motor Rewind and Repair

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Electric Motor Rewind

When it comes to electric motor services in Edmonton, Western Canada, Universal Rewind stands out as your premier destination. With our specialization in motor rewind, we bring a wealth of experience and expertise to every project. Our skilled team is dedicated to delivering top-notch service, employing the latest tools and techniques to ensure precision and efficiency in every rewind. Trust us to keep your equipment running smoothly and reliably, providing the quality service you deserve for your motor needs.

Our Motor Rewind Process

  • Initial Inspection: We assess the motor’s condition to identify potential issues and determine the scope of repairs.
  • Repair Requirements: Evaluating the extent of damage, we outline necessary repairs to restore optimal functionality.
  • Insulation Materials: We utilize premium-quality insulation materials to enhance durability and longevity.
  • Rewinding: Expertly removing old windings and replacing them with new ones to ensure reliable performance.
  • Precision Work: Ensuring meticulous winding to prevent vibration and maintain operational stability.
  • Quality Assurance: Conducting thorough testing to validate performance and reliability, ensuring customer satisfaction.
  • Minimizing Downtime: Maintaining a well-stocked inventory of replacement parts for swift access and minimal disruption.
  • Final Inspection: Performing a comprehensive assessment to confirm adherence to quality standards before returning the motor to the customer.
Universal Rewind Rewinding an Electric Motor
Electric Motor Rewiding by Universal Rewind

Your Motor May Need a Rewind if…

1. Signs of Excess Wear or Deterioration

Your motor may need a rewind if you notice signs of deterioration, like burns, broken parts, or contamination from moisture or rust. Electric motors typically have a long lifespan, but wear and tear can still take its toll over time.

Rewinding can be a more affordable alternative to buying a new motor, as it can cost up to 40% less. This is especially true if you own larger motors, which can be costly to replace. During an inspection, a technician may suggest rewinding if the laminations inside the motor remain undamaged.

Rewinding your motor can be a great option if you want to save money or don’t have the resources to buy a new one. It’s also the way to go if you have larger motors that can be pricey to replace. Plus, if the laminations within the motor aren’t damaged, rewinding is an ideal choice.

However, you should be aware of the signs that your motor needs rewinding. These include burns, broken parts, and contamination from moisture or rust. Electric motors tend to be long-lasting, but they’re still susceptible to gradual wear and tear.

Rewinding your motor is more cost-effective than replacing it, as it can cost up to 40% less. Plus, it’s a great way to restore your motor if the laminations remain in good condition. Before rewinding, make sure to look out for any signs of deterioration, such as burns, broken parts, or contamination.

2. Poor Winding resistance

If an electric motor isn’t performing as it should, a motor shop or electrician would typically measure its winding resistance. This test helps detect if shorted coils are causing issues. The recommended winding resistance levels are usually stated on the motor’s nameplate or in the manufacturer’s documentation. If the numbers don’t match up to the measurements taken, a rewind could be necessary.

Replacing the motor is an option, however, rewinding would be more cost-effective and environmentally friendly. Core materials are reused, resulting in a much lower carbon footprint than creating a new motor. Plus, it’s a great way to recycle and make use of what’s already available.

3. Problems with insulation resistance

Electric motors are vulnerable to winding faults, which can be a huge problem. Heat has a serious impact on the components inside a motor, and when the insulation resistance is low, it can lead to reduced lubrication, damaged parts, and other issues. That’s why it’s so important to be aware of how insulation resistance can affect an electric motor. Taking the necessary steps to ensure the insulation resistance is high enough can save you a lot of trouble.

Insulation resistance can drop over time, due to contamination, vibration, and power surges. Rewinding an electric motor is a great way to improve the insulation resistance and the efficiency of your motor.

Taking your motor to an experienced motor shop for the rewinding process is recommended. With the use of advanced techniques, along with top-notch resins and insulating tapes, the efficiency of an electric motor can be significantly improved. Finding the right team with the proper experience is the key to a successful and cost-efficient motor rewind.

These questions will help you make the right decision regarding your motor. Consider these points carefully and make a wise decision – one that will save you money in the long run.


We handle the electric motor repair process from start to finish.

Before quoting the repair cost, we conduct a thorough inspection of the motor to determine if repair or replacement is more cost-effective.

Repair service includes a one-year guarantee

Quality of repair – all repairs are tested and repaired to the manufacturer’s specification

Our technicians disassemble the motor, repair or replace any damaged components, and reassemble it to its original specifications.

By following our service process, we ensure transparency and provide you with options along the way.

Motor Re-magnetizing

Rewinding and re-magnetizing are critical components of electric motor repair and Maintenance. Our team of experts will rewind your motor to ensure optimal performance and extend its lifespan. We also offer re-magnetizing services to restore the magnetic field to its original strength.

Motor Testing and Diagnosis

Our technicians diagnose motor issues and test them to determine the root cause, enabling us to provide accurate repair cost estimates.

Dynamic Balancing

Dynamic balancing ensures smooth and efficient motor operation by minimizing vibration. Our technicians perform this service to ensure your motor operates with maximum efficiency.

Before you repair, know these things…

Age of the motor

Consider upgrading to a new motor for more efficient equipment operation: As motors age, they may become less energy-efficient and reliable. Upgrading to a new motor with modern technology and higher efficiency ratings can result in reduced energy consumption and lower operating costs over time. Newer motors often incorporate advancements such as improved insulation materials and more efficient designs, leading to better performance and longevity compared to older models.

HP of the motor

Replacement costs may vary based on motor horsepower: The horsepower (HP) rating of a motor directly influences its size, complexity, and manufacturing cost. Generally, higher HP motors require more materials and labor to produce, leading to higher replacement costs. When considering repair versus replacement, it’s important to factor in the HP of the motor to accurately assess the total cost of each option. Additionally, higher HP motors may have a greater impact on equipment operation and productivity, further influencing the decision-making process.

Replacement cost

Sometimes, a new motor may be more cost-effective than repairs: While motor repair can often be a cost-effective solution, there are instances where investing in a new motor may be a better long-term decision. Factors such as the extent of damage, availability of replacement parts, and overall condition of the motor can impact repair costs. In some cases, the cost of repairs may approach or even exceed the cost of purchasing a new motor. When evaluating replacement options, it’s essential to consider not only the upfront cost but also the potential savings in terms of reduced downtime, improved efficiency, and longer service life.

Repair cost

Motor age and repair and replacement costs help determine the best course of action: When assessing whether to repair or replace a motor, it’s crucial to consider the total cost of repairs in relation to the motor’s age and replacement costs. Repair costs should be weighed against the expected remaining lifespan of the motor and the potential for future issues. As a general rule of thumb, if repair costs amount to 60-70% of the cost of a new motor, replacement may be a more prudent investment. However, individual circumstances and operational requirements should also be taken into account when making this decision.