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Fisher minute mount 1 motor stud broke off can I ground the wires to the plow frame?

Discussion in 'Residential Snow Removal' started by Mitchplows, Oct 30, 2013.

  1. Mitchplows

    Mitchplows Member
    Messages: 47

    Can I take the ground wires that were on the pump motor and ground them to the plow frame?
     
  2. Mitchplows

    Mitchplows Member
    Messages: 47

    Will the motor still run if I do that?
     
  3. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,652

    Should work. Work well? Probably not. DC current flows from - to +, one of the reasons a ground is so important. By mounting neg. cable to frame will increase the amount of resistance before the motor even gets to use the power.
     
  4. Mitchplows

    Mitchplows Member
    Messages: 47

    If those studs are replaceable, how long would it take to put it in or how big a job is it? Should I just get a new motor?
     
  5. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,652

    Never did a fisher motor. If it is half as bad as a meyer get a new one. Stud isn't the hard part, get the motor brushes back in is.
     
  6. Mitchplows

    Mitchplows Member
    Messages: 47

    I'll try the cheap way out first. Thanks
     
  7. jasonv

    jasonv PlowSite.com Addict
    from kannada
    Messages: 1,114

    ... I never had a problem getting the brushes back in on a meyer. In fact, its about the easiest electric motor to reassemble. Dead simple.