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Old 05-06-16, 10:03 AM
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Angry Could anyone help me ?

Hi, i have a Hebb Electroglide 500 ebike and unfortunately i got caught in the pouring rain :/ 4 days ago.. since then i took the throttle off and let it dry inside the house. today i just put it back on and unfortunately its still having problem. when i pull the throttle it usually doesn't activate the motor. but when i pedal and try to kick in the pedal assist it sometimes starts going. and once i can get the pedal assist to kick on for a second then i can use the throttle.. so what i did is tape the throttle down and let it run half throttle for 10 mins and it goes without interuption. so i take it for a short ride and as long as i dont pull the throttle while using pedal assist it seems to run. also if i dont pedal and use the throttle it runs with no interuption. but if i use one and try to use the other at the same time which used to work it cuts the motor out, if i then turn the key to shut it off and back on then it has problems again and seems like i have to pedal till it kicks the motor in before throttle is responsive.. i have a bunch of fans trying to dry the whole system off more. im either thinking its still wet, throttle is wet or bad, controller is wet or bad. or something else? its just such a strange situation... does anyone have any ideas? should i just try to dry the whole system off more or do you think something is fried? thanks alot :/ .. would love any ideas or assistance...
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Old 05-06-16, 01:27 PM
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Rather sounds like a controller issue. You could stick it in rice. Or open it up and make sure the inside drys out.

Throttles are not much more than an on/off switch like a light switch, with a potentiometer thrown in to vary the power.
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Old 05-09-16, 05:09 AM
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Rather sounds like a controller issue. You could stick it in rice. Or open it up and make sure the inside drys out.

Throttles are not much more than an on/off switch like a light switch, with a potentiometer thrown in to vary the power.
yea..there's water in there somewhere.. inside of the control panel possibly still damp.. also just check that all the connectors are tight, sometimes its something silly like that.
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Old 05-10-16, 10:42 AM
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The OP might have done an OK job at drying, but corrosion still exists causing headaches. Either replace parts or disassemble them and make sure they are clean. If you find corrosion in the controller box, it may be too late to salvage it.

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This is off your specific topic, but I was riding the same e-bike until July 12 ... when the front fork of my Hebb ElectroGlide 500 bike snapped while I was getting on it. I went down fast and hard, landed on my chin, and spent 12 days in the hospital with a subdural hematoma. I left the hospital in a wheelchair. In my personal experience I would NOT ride this bike, and if you have one please consider stopping riding it. If I had been moving fast I would probably have died.
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