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Discussion in 'Fisher Engineering Discussion' started by mikelawtown, Nov 29, 2008.

  1. mikelawtown

    mikelawtown Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 424

    So today i finally went to my Dads to pick up my min mt 1, (insta act) and just heard the click from the solenoid when all was hooked up..Lights went dim too. I took a hammer and gently hit the motor and then heated it up a bit, still didnt move...So i just kept at it and finally got it working..fluid was full also and i am just thinking since it has been sitting outside for 7 months it froze up wit ice or condensation..Is there a place around Lawrence/Andover /Methuen, mass that i can get it flushed at ? and someone who i can trust?..I know of a place in North Andover called winter products(maybe) anyone been there?..Thanks
  2. cundog77

    cundog77 Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    Franklin Motors on 110. In Dracut
  3. mikelawtown

    mikelawtown Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 424

    Im about 15-20 min from them too...Just didnt know if the were reputable..whats a normal flush and fill cost?..Thanks
  4. cundog77

    cundog77 Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    I have friends who have bought stuff from them and never had a problem. The couple times I've called them I was looking for used parts and they didn't have them, but have never heard anything bad about them.
  5. Clint S

    Clint S Senior Member
    Messages: 280

    I would pull the motor and look/clean that too since that is probably where your problems lie. A new one is like $113 from CPW and quite easy to change. 2 bolts
  6. wirenut

    wirenut Senior Member
    from nh
    Messages: 507

    go over to the old western electric plant on osgood st n andover
    he's tied with langs in rye...seems like a good guy
    dont look for any deals as fisher has none.
    pretty easy to flush yourself
  7. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    If the motor wouldn't run then flushing the fluid isn't going to solve your problem as its the motor itself that was "froze" (wouldn't move), not the fluid...if is was in fact due to the motor, it could also simply be a poor power cable connection or a weak under hood solenoid. You either need a motor, an under hood solenoid, or a connection cleaned/repaired.

    Of course the fluid flush wont hurt either. ;)