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Old 07-28-2014, 10:27 AM   #1
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Question winch electrical issues

We have a 2008 HW 27SC with an intermittent electrical issuse for the winch. The winch will work and then not work. When we try to raise it we get nothing. No power, no sound like its even going to work, nothing. But when we push the toggle to the down position, it will run, so it is getting power. We just replaced the winch about 1 yr ago. Is there a fuse or something that we are missing? Please help, we are going camping in two weeks!

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Old 07-28-2014, 01:42 PM   #2
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I had a similar problem. It would work sporadically. I had to remove the cover, hold the switch in the up or down position and tap on the motor with a hammer. It would then work. I finally replaced it. I guess there is a bad spot on the armature.

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Old 07-28-2014, 03:50 PM   #3
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On mine, one motor mount screw worked loose and fell out. The motor could then pivot so the gear on the motor disengaged.

Also, the upper and lower limit set screws were never set right. I'm guessing that if you have the same kind if winch, these screws are set wrong and cutting off the motor before it even starts. These screws are 20+ turn POTS so you can keep turning and turning and turning... but eventually I got both limits set correctly.
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Old 07-28-2014, 04:11 PM   #4
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we think it maybe the toggle switch or a loose wire because it will occasionally work and when it does, it goes up right.
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Old 07-28-2014, 04:21 PM   #5
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IS it the new design with relays or the old design with only a switch. If it is the old design it is possible that the switch contacts are getting burn out and the switc will have to be replaced if it is the relay type you may have to replace the relay
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Old 07-28-2014, 07:20 PM   #6
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My worthless opinion would be the switch. Bypass it and see if it works. Or it could be the limit switches too.

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