Quote Originally Posted by STEVENRANKIN View Post
Gateway said the brushes looked good and they had checked the continuity. (I have to confess I don't excactly know what continuity means in this context.)

I assume it means a check of current flow from one brush though the rotor and out the other brush. Looking for a complete circuit through these components.

A continuity checker will beep if there is a complete circuit from brush to brush as there should be. No beep and there could be a brush not making contact or poor contact. It would also mean a bad rotor.

Does this help? St.
Yes.