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  1. Torque of electric motor brake

    I have an old Stearns motor brake that holds up a heavy attic ladder (staircase) when the power is off. It is 1.5 ft-lb and 115 VAC. It is not holding the weight of the ladder very well. I've tried adjusting the solenoid air gap, torque spring and it still slips. Would it hurt if I replaced...