Broken-off boss for motor terminal well cover plate

by Henry Bonebrake
(Hagerstown, MD)

I replaced my pump motor. When reinstalling the j-box cover plate (located on the bottom of the traction motor) the boss that accepts the screw that secures the cover plate broke off at the base. As I understand it, the traction motor is oil filled so I probably ought not to make a larger plate and drill new holes. Is thered a work-around for this dilemma?.. short of replacing the traction moror, which was replaced two years ago??
ADMIN REPLY: Good question. You can epoxy the plastic in place or use silicone caulk to hold the plate.

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