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Fisher Homesteader problem

Discussion in 'Residential Snow Removal' started by rrush1631, Feb 11, 2010.

  1. rrush1631

    rrush1631 Junior Member
    from nh
    Messages: 1

    My Homesteader plow wont go up ,down, left ,right. It just clicks when I use the controller.Any ideas?
     
  2. weekendwrench

    weekendwrench Senior Member
    Messages: 126

  3. graycenphil

    graycenphil Member
    Messages: 82

    All connections good? Solenoid working right? Try hotwiring the motor with jumper cable and see if it spins?
     
  4. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 PlowSite Fanatic
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,031

    If your getting a clicking sound then your Motor Relay (solenoid) is most likely toast.

    The way to test a motor relay is to take a single wire (10 gauge or better) and jump the two big terminals on it. The plow motor should engage, if so, the solenoid is junk.

    If it still doesn't engage, then do as Graycenphil suggested; run a set of jumper cables off the battery to the corresponding terminals on the plow motor, if it engages then you have a problem with the connector at the grill or somewhere along the way. If it doesn't engage, then the issue is the plow motor itself.

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  5. vtzdriver

    vtzdriver Senior Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 111

    Give the motor a few light taps on each side with a hammer.

    Warm to cold is a problem for these motors- any moisture that accumulates and freezes will prevent the motor from running until it is freed up.

    If you are able to warm it up inside, your problem will also be solved- but only until it gets very cold again.

    I had to start tapping motor #2 recently and just had motor #3 delivered to me yesterday!!
     
  6. luv2plow

    luv2plow Member
    Messages: 31

    poor 'ol steader

    i'm on my 4th motor , all were graciously covered by my dealer though , the problem seemed to be the brushes were pre-maturely wearing out ? i saw them w/ my own eyes too, this year things have been , so-far-so good , but iut hasnt really snow here much ,, gl w/ your motor, other than that , it has been superior to work with .