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How are Electric Trailer Brakes Manually Adjusted

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Hi, I have a 2016 Homesteader 8.5 x 20 enclosed trailer with 10 x 2 1/4inch 4 bolt flange brakes. I have the brake controller at 100 now because it seems the brakes are not what they once were. Do these get adjusted or need replacing? Ive never adjusted electric brake before.. Thank you!

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On electric drum brakes there is a star wheel at the bottoms of the assemblies that you can turn using a flat head screw driver or brake adjusting tool # W80630. Turning the wheel one way will bring the shoes closer in and turning it the other way pushes the shoes out more.

You will adjust the brakes using that wheel until there is a slight but constant drag of the shoe pads on the drum. I have included a link to a video and at about the 4:39 mark our installer begins adjusting the brakes.

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