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Official Q&A: VRC 2023-2024: Over Under

Usage Guidelines All Questions

R14 Cleaning Motor Cartridges

Charles Jeffries (Event Partner)

In Q&A 1609 (, it was ruled that it was illegal to disassemble and lubricate a motor cartridge, and that teams should instead buy a new cartridge from VEX.

Sometimes foreign debris gets stuck in the gear cartridge, or the grease gets goopy. From my understanding of the rules, it would be legal to disassemble a motor cartridge and remove any debris, and to clean off any goop. However, it would not be legal to add any lubricant back. Is this correct?

Answered by committee

This is correct.