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E60 Problems

Discussion in 'Meyer / Diamond Products Discussion' started by dbcustoms, Jan 24, 2015.

  1. dbcustoms

    dbcustoms Senior Member
    Messages: 110

    im having problems with my e60, during the last storm it seems to be working hard to lift and angle the plow(still does everything it needs to, just sounds like its working a lot harder than before). is the motor going? or could it be anything else? i have a second e60 backup pump but it can only lift the plow up about 6 inches and also sounds like its working hard.
     
  2. dbcustoms

    dbcustoms Senior Member
    Messages: 110

    also, i am running sam plow fluid in it
     
  3. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,677

    Check fluid for water and check filters. Also good to go over power connections.
     
  4. Nasty-Z

    Nasty-Z Senior Member
    Messages: 370

    Either motor going south on you or a pump starting to bind up .

    I would get a seal kit and go over the pump paying special attention to the amount of force required to turn the pump after you remove the motor housing .

    Short of putting an amp gauge on the motor you will have to judge by sound if it is laying down on you .

    Suggestion above is a good one about the battery connections , high resistance in either a positive or ground will cause the motor to run slower and sound different.

    Good luck

    TOM
     
  5. dbcustoms

    dbcustoms Senior Member
    Messages: 110

    ok thanks for the info, new fluid and checked filters, cleaned all of the grounds, will have to clean the positives though
     
  6. Nasty-Z

    Nasty-Z Senior Member
    Messages: 370

    I have also had solenoids start to fail causing the problems you describe . They are worked very hard and are mearly a set of copper contacts that wear just like any other with repeated usage.

    You could temporarly loop your angle hoses together and jump across the large terminals of your solenoid , if the motor seems to change sound from using the controller to engage the solenoid , I would at least suspect it. Of course , solenoids are cheap , might just replace it and throw the old one in the spare parts bin ....

    HTH

    TOM
     
  7. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    Have you pulled the tank? could be the sump screen is clogged, best bet, remove that puppy (as per Meyer.)
     
  8. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,677

    There is no sump screen on E60.
     
  9. dbcustoms

    dbcustoms Senior Member
    Messages: 110

    well motor is being check out right now, how would you check the pump? which direction does it turn and what should it feel like?
     
  10. dbcustoms

    dbcustoms Senior Member
    Messages: 110

    well motor checked out good, but it was so corroded he couldnt get the cap off to check the brushes, now with the motor back installed it seems to be working fine. so we are thinking the brushes were stuck and when uninstalling it and getting it to the guy to be checked they were jarred loose causing it to test good. will be getting a new motor for it and keeping one for a spare