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Buyers salt dogg clutch not engaging

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by datank450, Jan 11, 2014.

  1. datank450

    datank450 Senior Member
    Messages: 139

    My salt spreader worked fine until I cleaned my truck today. I didn't really get to clean the box, I turned it on to clean the conveyor, and that's when I realized the clutch not engaging and blowing fuses. It starts up fine but when I engage the clutch it blows the fuse. What could my problem be?
     
  2. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,005

    Clutch. Or wiring. My bet is clutch went south
     
  3. datank450

    datank450 Senior Member
    Messages: 139

    Is that what happens when the clutch goes bad? When I hit the button to engage, it lights up like its engaged but it blows a fuse. Could it be in the controller?
     
  4. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,005

    Doubt it. Try unplugging the clutch, then hit the button and see if it blows the fuse
     
  5. datank450

    datank450 Senior Member
    Messages: 139

    I think it's wiring. I just went out and started it again, engaged the clutch, everything worked until it blew the controller box fuse.
     
  6. datank450

    datank450 Senior Member
    Messages: 139

    I was just looking for the connection for the clutch, couldn't find it so I disconnected a ground wire and the clutch engaged and worked nicely, the only thing is the the light for the spreader didn't kick on. As soon as I reconnected it blew the fuse in the controller again. Maybe the problem is in the controller.
     
  7. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,005

    Or the light is bad.
     
  8. datank450

    datank450 Senior Member
    Messages: 139

    Yeah buddy, I think your right. I was just figuring what wires go to what and I pulled the wire for the light. It seems like the light is bad.
     
  9. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,005

    Well good deal. That's why I was never a fan of wiring anything into the clutch circuit.