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meyer e-47 motor just clicking when hitting switch

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by zzzman, Jul 24, 2009.

  1. zzzman

    zzzman Member
    Messages: 46

    Hi everyone. new to the site and brandnew at owning a plow. first one ever. well after buying a whole plow setup, and putting another 400.00 into have the frame all reworked to fit on my truck. i hook up the controls to the pump. and all i get out of it is a clicking sound from the motor. any idea's would be great. thanks
     
  2. BigDave12768

    BigDave12768 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,446

    I have an idea. You hooked it up wrong. :jester: Sorry dont know Myers
     
  3. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    Check all the connections particularly the grounds. then check to see if the 122 volt motor solenoid work properly. here is a manual with a troubleshooting guide.

    http://www.meyerproducts.com/upload/forms/1-562 R16.pdf
     
  4. no lead

    no lead PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,308

    open the hood, take a pair of jumper cables and hook them to the battery pos and neg. put the neg on the motor ground and the pos on the motor pos stud. does the motor run?
    if yes, the solenoid is bad. if no, the motor is bad.

    please update on outcome.
     
  5. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    And I wouldn't recommend using a standard 12 volt automotive test light for checking one of those. :D
     
  6. zzzman

    zzzman Member
    Messages: 46

    thanks for all the info i'll try tomorrow if i get time and update the results
     
  7. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    If you have a volt ohm meter make sure you are getting 12 volts at the + motor terminal. Make sure the ground connection is present too. If both are present I would think the motor is toast.There is an end cap that is available to try to fix the motor problem. It has the motor brushes in it. Test it and let us know what you find. We can then walk you thru it.
     
  8. WeDoSnowplowing

    WeDoSnowplowing Senior Member
    Messages: 160

    Or a 12 DC V test light. Does the motor have a good ground? Power getting to motor?
     
  9. Crash935

    Crash935 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    Pretty sure hes gotten it taken care of since this is from JULY!!!

    There is a date in the upper left hand corner of every post that tells you when the last time someone posted in the thread.
     
  10. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Odd, swear an automotive test lamp and a 12V DC test light are in fact the very same thing. But then again what do I know, I'm just here for the comradery...
     
  11. no lead

    no lead PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,308

    can i be a comred too? not to correct you but a test light is for ac. most trucks have an altrnator witch makes alternating curent, thus ac not dc. dc is in houses i think.
     
  12. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Now you're just going to confuse him. :D
     
  13. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Considering this thread is four months old, I'm guessing the OP is all set.
     
  14. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Actually, the alternator is a three phase AC powerhouse wesport
     
  15. WeDoSnowplowing

    WeDoSnowplowing Senior Member
    Messages: 160

    When one side is neg. Black & other side is Pos. Red That is DC. 12 V or 24 V DC
    When wire is Black power. When wire is White Natural. & A green or bare wire is ground That is AC house. 110 / 120 AC V or 220 / 220 AC V
     
  16. no lead

    no lead PlowSite.com Addict
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  17. no lead

    no lead PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,308

  18. Crash935

    Crash935 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    Ill quote a past target here,

     
  19. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    NEVER assume electrical status of ANY wire based on "common" color conventions. This is particularly dangerous in residential/commercial/industrial wiring. Red is a common color for hot wires in 120/240 resi circuits, or three phase circuits.

    I would worry about posting off-topic jibberish, but this thread was brought back from the dead by someone else.
     
  20. zzzman

    zzzman Member
    Messages: 46

    thanks but fixed the issue