Humphreys Hitch and Trailer Parts

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How to Select Electric Brake Assemblies and Parts
A Few Things To Keep In Mind:
  1. To determine the right or left side brake assembly, position the brake with the magnet at the bottom. On electric brakes, the actuating arm will always curve from the pivot pin to the magnet, toward the left for left hand brakes and toward the right for right hand brakes. (See the illustration.)
  2. Sometimes the easiest, most economical way to repair a brake is to replace the complete assembly. By removing wires and a few nuts and bolts, you have all new parts, saving time, trouble and expense.
  3. Whether you choose to replace the entire brake assembly, only individual parts in need of repair, or need new brakes to build a trailer--We have what you need to do the job right! We are just a telephone call away (850-451-9040).
How to Select Electric Brake Assemblies and Parts
  1. Determine the size of your brake.
    1. Measure the diameter of the mounted brake shoe.
    2. Measure the width of the lining
  2. Determine the manufacturer of your brake.
    1. Select the brake you have by looking at the key identification points shown in the drawing.
    2. Further identification may be made by referring to the exploded drawings and magnet photos of each brake.
  3. Though many parts are shown, we carry only the replacement parts numbered. The words "Parts Only" indicate that complete brake assemblies are not available.
Dexter Electric Brake Parts Identification
Reasons Why Brake Hardware Should Be Replaced:
  1. Worn, weak return springs will cause the brake linings to drag against the drum and cause premature brake failure.
  2. Hold-down springs will lose their tension and allow the brake shoes to wobble or ride up against the face of the brake drum, causing premature lining failure.
  3. A frozen adjusting screw will not allow shoes to be adjusted properly.
  4. Rubber dust plugs will crack with age and allow dirt to contaminate linings.
  5. A stretched self-adjusting cable prevents the self-adjusting lever from properly aligning the shoes.