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Icebreaker electrical issues

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by m_ice, Nov 25, 2012.

  1. m_ice

    m_ice Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    I have a ss icebreaker that is having some electrical issues.

    Everything is wired according to Western specs and when I start it from the controller everything operates (motor, conveyor, spreader) no matter what position all the switches are in.

    My thought was that its something simple and Ive narrowed it to 3 things I think it could be.
    1. check all the grounds and make sure they are good
    2. check the switches in the controller
    3. There is a rectifier on the side of the motor (Honda 11 HP) with some corrosion on it and was wondering if it could be contributing to the issue. The connections look rough and Im going to replace anyway but curious. It has leads to the starter and the solenoid so could it be feeding constant power if it has failed?

    Any insight would be great

    Thanks