How to Scrap an Electric Motor

» Posted by on Aug 17, 2018 in Electric Motor Repair Tulsa | 0 comments

You can find electric motors in items like ceiling fans, computers, vacuums, air conditioners and many more. Any appliance you can think of that need electricity to function and has moving parts all have electric motor inside, whether these motors are small or large. If the appliance is not working anymore, the large electric motors are scrapped and collected for recycling because they have large amount of copper inside.

If you have appliance or vehicle that’s not working anymore, you can scrap its electric motor or have it sent to Electric Motor Repair Tulsa. You can also scrap it by yourself, and in this article we are going to teach you that.


The first thing to do is get the item or appliance that has the electric motor inside. Use a screwdriver to begin disassembling the motor. You can also use a drill. You can just screwed down the electric motor itself inside the item. Remove the screws and pull out the electric motor.


Expect that the electric motor is going to have an insulated copper wire connected to it. Remove them by using wire cutters and snip them to remove the copper wire. Place the wire somewhere, or create a space for the scrap.


Once you’ve finally removed the electric motor from the appliance or item, add it to the pile of scrapped electric motors. If you’ve collected many electric motors, don’t forget to check the types of wires inside. It can have aluminum wires (color silver) or copper wire (reddish color). If you have more than 50 electric motors, take them all apart for the copper wire inside. Once you’re done getting the copper wire, set the other metals like aluminum and steel on the side.


Electric motors are being recycled by industries to reduce the landfill. It also help protects natural resources like copper. Copper is expensive and valuable in many electrical devices. Just imagine how much copper is needed to power your devices and gadgets. If we continuously deplete its source, we will run out of it. So why not recycle it right? Electric motor is usually done in a large scale, the result is not enough copper windings. The point is, don’t underestimate yourself with matters of recycling because with materials like these it’s safe to recycle.


How does recycling electric motors benefits you? Aside from the environmental impact that it brings, it will also earn you money. Probably those old gadgets and appliances lying around your garage should be recycled. You are creating more space for other things to store, and you also earn. If you can’t recycle them on your own, you can sell them to recycle centers. This way, you are lessening the materials you store for many years.


Let us help to maintain the cleanliness of the environment and the sustainability of copper resources. If you happen to have old appliances and gadgets, recycle them or sell them. They can be used again, and you’re helping to reduce the trash on the landfill.

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