Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Washington, the state
You are making an important point. Electricity is generated when a conductor (coil of wire of the stator in our case) passes a magnetic field (permanent magnets in our case) (or the rotating magnetic field passes the stationary coil of wire, electrically the same thing). If the magnets are out of position it might set up electrical pulsing in the windings that can cause movement resulting in chafing and other damage which rubs through the insulating varnish on the copper wire and causes a short circuit, or it might be something else, but the magnets definitely need to be evenly spaced.
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