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Old 07-07-2011, 01:29 PM   #1
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Question Winch Troubleshooting ?

We have a 2006 Flagstaff and the power Winch is not raising the top continously.
The battery is charge but when we press the switch, it will go up to about 30% and stop. We wait a few minutes and try again and will go up another 5% and stop.
Then after we have have to manually crank it up.

I noticed the yellow 20 amp fuse was blown. We replaced with a new one and once again blew the fuse the second time.

Any ideas why is doing this?
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Old 07-07-2011, 01:53 PM   #2
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Does your manual specify using a 20amp fuse? Winch motor might be shot and working too hard causing the fuse to blow.

Let us know your fix.
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Old 07-07-2011, 03:51 PM   #3
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Have you lubricated your lift tubes lately?
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Old 07-07-2011, 05:13 PM   #4
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Does your manual specify using a 20amp fuse? Winch motor might be shot and working too hard causing the fuse to blow.

Let us know your fix.
Manual does not say how many amps, its being working with a 20 amp for the last 6 months since we bought it.
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[QUOTE=dlhoppe;116340]Have you lubricated your lift tubes lately?

[Not really to be honest, which lubricant do we need to use for the lift tubes???]
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not sure if my 2 answer went tru but here they are again:

I do not see in the manual how may amps is the fuse, when we bought it came with the 20 amp and its being working until a few weeks ago.

About Lubricating the lift tubes, no we have not done that. Wondering which lube we need for that?

Thanks for your help..
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Old 07-07-2011, 06:32 PM   #7
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Silicone spray lube, you can buy it at hardware stores, walmart, etc.
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Old 07-13-2011, 11:06 AM   #8
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Just a follow up:
We checked the battery and looks its little weak. We put a 25 amp fuse and its working fine now. I also lube the lift tubes and so far so good.
Thanks for the input and ideas.
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