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Fisher Minute Mount works only when motor is tapped on...what's wrong?

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by SDplower, Jan 16, 2015.

  1. SDplower

    SDplower Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    Hey guys...I've been on here before for advice and that got me up and running back in the fall. However...I'm in Syracuse and we have some snow...not alot but some. I was cleaning out my driveway when the plow started acting up...dropped it then it wouldn't come back up...no left or right. I got out tapped on the motor with a hammer...it came up...slowly...then stopped. I dropped it again...went to raise it...nothing. I hear the solenoid clicking like it's supposed to. So...it'll move...only when I tap on the motor itself. I checked fluid...it's topped off. What could I check for? Thanks so much!
     
  2. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,574

    Time for a new motor.
     
  3. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,574

    Also you may want to edit your post before the anti-hammer guys show up. Just say you tapped on it with a twinkie or something so they don't get all worked up. :laughing:
     
  4. xgiovannix12

    xgiovannix12 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,419

    omg why are you hitting that motor for .... Thats not good man you broke it.:rolleyes:
     
  5. SDplower

    SDplower Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    Thanks Kimber...I did mention I "tapped" it right...I didn't haul off and hit with all I got! Just trying to get to the bottom of the issue that's all...before the next snowfall.
     
  6. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,574

    Some here suggest anytime you get a hammer anywhere near a motor the magnets explode, hell freezes over and Obama will be elected to a third term. Me, I didn't spend hundreds of $ on hammers not to use them. :laughing:

    But yes, most likely motor is about shot and is due to be replaced.
     
  7. xgiovannix12

    xgiovannix12 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,419

    If you cant fix it with a hammer its an electrical problem
     
  8. stg454

    stg454 Senior Member
    Messages: 113

    Sounds like it's time for a new motor
     
  9. SDplower

    SDplower Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    Hey guys...thanks again!! I picked up a new motor at the local Fisher dealer...$140...and I'm back in business. That's why I come here for help!! I could of wasted a ton of time on other troubleshooting...but thanks to you...I didn't have to.Thumbs Up
     
  10. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,574

    Good to hear. Thumbs Up If you are feeling frisky you may be able to clean up the commutator and brushes then keep the old motor as a spare.
     
  11. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,924

    No, the magnets are gunna be to loose. Not worth it IMO......
     
  12. Dustin-M

    Dustin-M Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    I would invest in a new motor. My Boss V had a worn motor that would take ages to go up/down/left/right. Once the motor was replaced, the plow worked like new. It should cost you around $200 installed.