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Fisher plow wont move

Discussion in 'Fisher Engineering Discussion' started by rcsullivan250, Dec 17, 2008.

  1. rcsullivan250

    rcsullivan250 Junior Member
    from ma
    Messages: 17

    My brand new plow(minute mount2) will not lower,raise or angle. When I use the joy stick the pump runs but doesn’t move plow. The fluid is full!!
     
  2. MAR4CARS

    MAR4CARS Senior Member
    Messages: 246

    Brand new? then it should be warrantied.
     
  3. rcsullivan250

    rcsullivan250 Junior Member
    from ma
    Messages: 17

    Lpow wont move

    It is,they cant look at it until tomorrow was wondering if anyone had an idea on what it might be.
     
  4. rcsullivan250

    rcsullivan250 Junior Member
    from ma
    Messages: 17

    Any one else have an idea? Thanks
     
  5. BigDave12768

    BigDave12768 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,446

    Is the joystick or Fish stick light up with power?
     
  6. rcsullivan250

    rcsullivan250 Junior Member
    from ma
    Messages: 17

    Yes the stick works the pump is running it just wont move. The fluid is full, i plowed today for 8 hours, then allth sudden nothing.
     
  7. rob1325

    rob1325 Senior Member
    Messages: 297

    Maybe the pickup tube in reservoir fell off.
     
  8. rcsullivan250

    rcsullivan250 Junior Member
    from ma
    Messages: 17

    That has happened before with another plow, but when it did it still moved a little. And the plow is stuck up it wont lower!
     
  9. BigDave12768

    BigDave12768 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,446

    check all connections make sure the plugs into Isolater are tight. Also kicking tire and swearing at plow sometimes helps
     
  10. rcsullivan250

    rcsullivan250 Junior Member
    from ma
    Messages: 17

    I tried all that, the swearing didnt help!
     
  11. rcsullivan250

    rcsullivan250 Junior Member
    from ma
    Messages: 17

    First snow storm. Very mad
     
  12. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 PlowSite Fanatic
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,031

    Isn't there a fuse inside the panel on the actual pump on those. I think it will still let the pump do it's thing but won't allow any actions. Might be worth a check. My neighbor had the same issues with his a few weeks ago, but I never heared what caused it. I'll try calling him.
     
  13. rcsullivan250

    rcsullivan250 Junior Member
    from ma
    Messages: 17

    If you could call that would be great!
     
  14. BigDave12768

    BigDave12768 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,446

    I see you live in Mass. Did you check the fluid? I know you say its new. But has it sat your driveway for the past 6 months? You could have iced up. Doesnt sound like a controller but cant hurt to check to see if it went bad if you have a spare. and here is one more option

    The S1 valve isn't opening... now you just have to figure out why..

    Remove the plastic cover covering the valve/coil assembies on the rear of the pump unit. The S1 will be the one with the white/yellow wire.

    Now, be very careful here... because if the valve suddenly "comes alive", the blade will drop! Put a jack stand under it.....

    Use a metal object like a wrench or screw driver to check the coil for magnetize with the controller in the float position (ignition on also). Can you feel the coil pulling on the screw driver? If so then the coil and wiring are good but the valve isn't opening.. remove it and clean it real good and use a small screwdriver or pick to push in on the valve spool inside the valve. Can you easily push it in? If not, then it's stuck and your best bet is to replace it.


    If you find it doesn't have magnetism, then either the coil isn't getting power (or ground) so you need to start checking your connections, or the coil itself is bad. Start at the wire connections at the coil checking for power and ground with a test light. If you find it doesn't have power at the coil, take a good look at the grill connecting plugs. Give them a real good cleaning and re grease them with di-electric grease.
     
  15. rcsullivan250

    rcsullivan250 Junior Member
    from ma
    Messages: 17

    Thanks i will check it in the morning. Yes i live in Dracut,ma. I plow for the town of tewksbury.
     
  16. BigDave12768

    BigDave12768 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,446

    If all of a sudden tomorrow morning it moves and works fine. You iced up. You need to replace fluid. check to see if fluid is cloudy
     
  17. rcsullivan250

    rcsullivan250 Junior Member
    from ma
    Messages: 17

    The plow is only 2 weeks old i dont think its the fluid
     
  18. rcsullivan250

    rcsullivan250 Junior Member
    from ma
    Messages: 17

    I had that same pats plow on my 2005 f250
     
  19. BigDave12768

    BigDave12768 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,446

    I just sold it about 3 hours ago. LOL I loved it. but I got a sweet deal on a XBlade.
     
  20. rcsullivan250

    rcsullivan250 Junior Member
    from ma
    Messages: 17

    Nice. Got a sweet deal on that pats plow because they said no one wanted to buy them. i guess they were more money then the yellow ones when they came out.