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I have broken the plastic arm on my reindeer motor. I have it mounted for a witch stirring a cauldron prop. Can I use something else that will serve the same function? I just need a piece that will fit on the metal "nut" that the plastic arm attached to. I would like to avoid ordering a new motor if possible.
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If you have basic power tools, could use a scrap piece of wood/dowel and drill holes to accommodate the attachment points?
 

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Just a bit of info that may be helpful, unless your setup puts very little resistance on the motor, a wiper motor is a much better option for a stirring cauldron. Not saying that a reindeer motor won't work, but it wouldn't be my first choice.
 

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I have broken the plastic arm on my reindeer motor. I have it mounted for a witch stirring a cauldron prop. Can I use something else that will serve the same function? I just need a piece that will fit on the metal "nut" that the plastic arm attached to. I would like to avoid ordering a new motor if possible.
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if its like this one take the screw out and replace the plastic arm with a metal bracket like below. Walmart $1 look for it by screws, nails, metal brackets
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If its like this one use a small elbow 1/2 cpvc for hot water pipe it will be pale yellow/beige. The bottom picture shows the pvc pipe and you can use that and connect your elbow. Either way use a small bolt that will go through both sides of the elbow or pvc and the hole in the part coming out of your motor. You might have to drill one

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This the motor that's inside the plastic cover and you can see how I connected the CPVC to it
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Just a bit of info that may be helpful, unless your setup puts very little resistance on the motor, a wiper motor is a much better option for a stirring cauldron. Not saying that a reindeer motor won't work, but it wouldn't be my first choice.
The reindeer motor is for the head movement. I have a wiper motor in the cauldron for the stirring. I was trying to make the movement more fluid and accidentally broke the arm.
 

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The reindeer motor is for the head movement. I have a wiper motor in the cauldron for the stirring. I was trying to make the movement more fluid and accidentally broke the arm.
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I've been using just paint stir stick. I grab a bunch when I buy miss mixed paints. It works surprisingly well for moving a 5' foam crypt lid on a disco ball motor. Mine has been going for 3 years with no problems and I have a tendency to break things. Plus, it's really easy to replace when/if I do break it.
 
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