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Hand Held Controller Problems

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by Superior L & L, Jan 8, 2009.

  1. Superior L & L

    Superior L & L PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,035

    I got a call early today from one of our drivers. Every time or every other time he raised or turned or lowered the plow it would turn the controller off. I had him go back to the shop and unhook the plow control wire from the truck, blow any crap out and apply dielectric grease to it. (figuring possible water in it). He said it helped and now it only turns off every three or four times he hits a function. I did a search on here and someone had a different problem but everyone said most problems are ground issues. Do you guys think this is were i should start! thanks
  2. larold83

    larold83 Senior Member
    Messages: 116

    spray it out with w-d realy good then blow them out realy good repeat a couple of times and put some electricle grease on all the plug ins
  3. michdeere

    michdeere Member
    Messages: 87

    You'll probably find you need to replace the keypad and circuit board in the controller. Not an uncommon occurance. Not a cheap fix either, though...
  4. sonicblue2003

    sonicblue2003 Senior Member
    Messages: 188

    I would like to know the out come here. Mine did the same until it stopped altogether..