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Braking is Weaker After Replacing Electric Trailer Brakes


My new brakes dont seem to stop as quikly as the old ones even when i turn up the power to 10 it just dont seem to brake as hard?


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Anytime you put on new brakes you have to make sure to adjust them. There is a little adjustment wheel below the magnet accessible through a hole on the back side of the backing plate. Use a screwdriver or similar flat blade tool to turn the wheel. You will keep turning it until the pads drag slightly but consistently on the drum when you turn it. I have included a link to a video showing the process. Fast forward to about the 1:55 minute mark to see the process.

If you have done this and braking is still weak there could be a ground problem with the magnets. The grounds need to be attached to clean an corrosion free bare metal surfaces near the brake assembly. You can further test the magnets by following the FAQ I have linked.

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