I bought my Gotrax scooter about two months ago and I absolutely love it. It’s lightweight, portable, and the perfect mode of transportation for those of us who are always on the go!
It’s also really fun to ride around with my friends. The only issue I’ve had with it so far was that one day it just wouldn’t accelerate or even move at all.
Here is a complete guide in order to solve your problem. These fixes are personally tried by me and I hope that they will work perfectly for you.
Is the Battery Charged?
The first thing you want to do is make sure your battery has a charge. If it doesn’t, you’ll have to charge it. To do that, plug in the Gotrax and allow it to charge for 24 hours.
You can check its progress by pressing either of its buttons and waiting 10 seconds until its current charge appears on screen.
Once charged, press both buttons at once to switch modes from Charging Mode to Ride Mode. This will take about 30 seconds as well. When finished, release both buttons at once. Now ride!
Does it Show a Green Light on the Battery?
Make sure that if your battery is on a key fob (check to see if it has one attached) that when you push down on it, a green light appears. If it doesn’t light up, remove and re-insert your batteries.
Make sure your batteries are new and fully charged before you plug them in and make sure they are placed correctly.
If all of these things seem to be working but your scooter still won’t accelerate, you may have an issue with your charger.
So check your charger too! Plugging in without charging can cause damage as well so always check to see if it is plugged in before trying to use it!
Check if There are Crashes in the Front Wheels
If your scooter is in excellent condition and runs smoothly, there may be a problem with your charger. Plug it into a power source directly and check if it works.
If not, it’s probably faulty. In that case, you should get a new one or ask for replacement from wherever you bought it from.
If it does work but still doesn’t charge your scooter, then there must be something wrong with your battery.
You need to take it to an electrician for further inspection. A fully charged battery should last around 20 minutes at full throttle.
If yours only lasts five minutes or less, then something is wrong and you might have to replace it as well.
You can also try replacing both of them at once just to make sure everything is working fine before trying other solutions.
Make Sure the Speed Controller Shows Green Lights
The controller regulates how much power is delivered to your battery. If it’s malfunctioning, a red light will be visible on top of it.
The first thing you want to do is make sure all four indicator lights are green—that means your controller is receiving power and able to talk with your battery.
If one or more lights are still red, flip off power and check connections on both ends of its wires. Make sure none are loose or bent under tension (you can use pliers if needed). If everything looks good, you’ll have to replace your controller.
Try Another Battery
Batteries do wear out. Eventually, they just don’t have enough juice to keep your Gotrax scooter running at full power. This is especially true if you use it frequently or for long periods of time.
If you suspect that might be an issue, try a new battery first; sometimes all that’s needed is a fresh charge to bring back life. If your battery has no charge or appears corroded, it may be time to buy a new one!
Charge for 24 Hours
The first thing to do is remove any batteries you may have installed and clean off your connections.
If it’s a small motor, you’ll probably be able to remove them with a screwdriver. These will have a positive side and negative side.
Make sure that both ends are cleaned properly with a cotton swab dipped in contact cleaner (do not touch the battery).
Once you’ve done that, replace your batteries with new ones and go for another ride. In many cases, doing these simple things can get your ride back up to speed in no time.
Note: If you’re riding on carpeting or uneven surfaces, make sure you don’t keep pressing down on one side of your throttle stick–this could cause uneven wear on one of your wheels or affect how well they turn.
Also read: Electric Scooter Throttle Not Working Fixed
The primary reason why you aren’t getting acceleration is that your cables are stretched and worn out. This can cause your throttle to stick.
Fixing them will usually make all acceleration issues go away, but it’s a pain to do it so here’s how:
Take off your handlebars, using a screwdriver unscrew both screws holding on each side of your handlebars.
Remove these bars. Using a soldering iron, heat up each end of one wire inside the body of your throttle, pull that wire out with pliers (while still heating it), and then solder on new wires if they’re frayed like in our case below :). Repeat with any other wires that are frayed/bad!
Also try other steps mentioned in the article and then let me know which one of them worked for you.