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clicking sound when controller engaged

Discussion in 'Fisher Engineering Discussion' started by das fisch, Sep 4, 2009.

  1. das fisch

    das fisch Junior Member
    from maine
    Messages: 25

    old style MM1 (pump and lift cylinder same unit)
    when the joystick is engaged into lift/right/left clicking sound. before you ask, doesn't sound like it's coming from the solenoid, but from what I believe are the three valve motors mounted right on the pump/reservoir.
    now would this be a sign of low current, bad ground, bad solenoid? have not yet jumped solenoid posts or straight from battery to pump motor posts. brushes and amerature in pump motor are not stuck
     
  2. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    Probably 12 volt motor solenoid, try what you talked about then you will know. Remember the Razor
     
  3. das fisch

    das fisch Junior Member
    from maine
    Messages: 25

    replaced solenoid, works now. thanks.
    one more. this unit is pretty old, so don't think it has down pressure. but when i lifted the cylinder all the way, and without the plow on the truck, had no way to get weight on the cylinder to lower the cylinder. assuming the weight of the plow is what brings the lift cylinder down?
     
  4. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    The plow will pull the lift arm and cylinder down until the plow hits the ground. Newer Fishers come with a pull down spring to pull the lift arm down. But this does not apply "down pressure" to the blade. That's another whole separate different conversation.

    To get your lift arm all the way down so you can get the plow off, here's what you do. With the key on, put the blade into float. If you have the Fish Stik, hold the down button for about a second until the green float light comes on. If you have the solid mounted joystick, down is float. Go to the front of the truck, and use your foot to push the lift chain towards the truck. The leverage it gives you should allow you to get the lift arm down and have plenty of slack in the chain.
     
  5. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Or look for horses........