Not "electronics", but probably in the S-E-R realm.
I have a really old electric demolition hammer with a bad motor armature. The fault is an open on one of the commutator segments. Resulting in a lot of sparking when running & eventual erosion of the brushes and/or adjacent commutator segment.
The tool is so old that Google doesn't find the model, let alone a replacement part. Rewinding the armature would be $125. Not worth it to me.
My intuition about the sparking is that the armature current is normally continuous because the brushes overlap adjacent commutator segments, but with one segment open, the current is interrupted and sparking results.
If so, my idea is to short the open segment to the adjacent one & allow continuous current. The phasing would be affected a little, but there are 16 windings, so the effect should be small. And a 1/16th (?) loss of power, but that's already the case.
Does this make sense?