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Hoverboard Wheel Squeaking? How to Fix Hoverboard Motor Noise

Are you hearing a hoverboard wheel squeaking? Hoverboard motor noise can be annoying to listen to, but its generally not a major problem.

The rubbing sound on the tire of a hoverboard is generally caused by an issue where the motor on the hoverboard is pushed inward or outward too much, causing the tire to rub against the plastic shell that covers it.

Fixing this hoverboard rubbing sound is fairly easy if you have the right tools and aren't afraid to open the hoverboard up.

If you don't want to repair the hoverboard yourself, we can repair it for you! Our hoverboard repair service guarantees repair of your hoverboard!

What You'll Need 

  • Philips Head Screwdriver
  • 6mm Allen Wrench
  • Hoverboard Box or Foam
  • Hammer (optional)

Time Required: 15 Minutes


  1. Turn the hoverboard on and find the side that has a jammed wheel and mark it.
  2. Place the hoverboard upside down on the hoverboard box or foam for stability.
  3. Take the Philips head screwdriver and unscrew the bottom plastic piece of the side with the rubbing wheel.
  4. Once unscrewed, carefully lift the plastic hoverboard shell piece upward. Be careful as there are wires connected.
  5. Unclip any connected wires by pinching the white clips that connect into the circuit boards then move the plastic shell piece to the side.
  6. You'll see a black box holding in a 2" x 4" circuit board. Remove the 4 silver screws at the far corners of the black box. Unplug the cables that lead into the circuit board and set this box aside.
  7. You'll now see a square metal piece with 4 larger bolts going through it. Use the 6mm allen wrench to loosen these bolts.
  8. Once loose, you should be able to slide the wheel inward and outward. If it won't move, get a hammer and give the metal piece a small hit to break it loose.
  9. Move the wheel to your desired position so its no longer rubbing, then tighten those bolts back down with the allen wrench.
  10. Screw the black box back in place, reattach all of the wires, and proceed to remount the plastic shell that you set aside. The screws with the course thread pitch go on the outer four corners of the shell while the screws with the fine thread pitch go on the inner holes.

If you have any further questions about how to fix motor noise on a hoverboard, or your wheel is squeaking in a different manner, consult our full hoverboard repair guide. If your hoverboard is not charging or powering on after you've put it together, you may have forgotten to replace the white clips in their sockets.

If you have any further questions, or you don't want to deal with it, just contact us and we'll help you out the best that we can!

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