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8611PP Stuck in up position

Discussion in 'Blizzard Plows Discussion' started by Evan1968, Mar 1, 2010.

  1. Evan1968

    Evan1968 Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    Looks looks the gremlins are having fun with me this week. 1st the plow was too low after putting on the new cutting edges. Fixed that. Now as i was getting back from clean ups,the plow is stuck in the upright position :confused:. It works fine left and right and the wings extend and retract no problem.
    When i go to drop it, the float light stays on but the blade stays up. ( i knew i shouldnt have dropped a Viagra into the hydro fluid :)!) I took the controller apart and made sure the joystick was making contact with the switch. Anything else i can check before i bring it into the shop?
     
  2. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,169

    Check where the wires come out of the joystick. I had one wear through right at the box. It was a simple splice at my warm desk in the office. Hope this helps.
     
  3. Evan1968

    Evan1968 Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    Yeah...when i had the box apart i checked all the contact points and checked for any loose wires. Everything seemed nice and tight and connected. Its just wierd that only the down position doesnt work. Interesting, my last name is Marcus. Everyone wants to spell it with a K like you do.
     
  4. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,169

    That's funny, everyone spells mine with a C.
    Might be a stuck valve. I know that bottom ram gets quite pitted.
     
  5. JohnnyU

    JohnnyU 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,040

    Check your drop speed adjustment. I had the same thing happen to me, mine was nearly all the way closed not allowing any flow in the "DOWN" or "FLOAT" position.
     
  6. Evan1968

    Evan1968 Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    Thanks Mr Markus and John.....i will check the bottom ram and the drop speed adjustment later on this afternoon.I will let you know what i find.
     
  7. Evan1968

    Evan1968 Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    Looks like im heading to the shop. I checked both the bottom ram and the drop speed adj. Still nothing. I guess better now than 3 days ago! This is the first time i have had any issues with the Blizzard in 2 years. Lets hope they are the last of the season. I will let everyone know what happens.
     
  8. JohnnyU

    JohnnyU 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,040

    How did you check the drop speed adjustment screw? I found that I had to remove the black Zinc dial and use a smaller wrench to loosen the jam nut in order to turn the inner valve. It's a bit difficult to get in there when the plow is stuck in the up position, but when the blade is supported by jackstands, it's much safer.
     
  9. Evan1968

    Evan1968 Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    Diode Loop Harness. Traced it back to that. $23 part.
     
  10. tubbykid

    tubbykid Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    yes thats what i say also if it is the older plow then prob the circiut board