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Meyer plow burning solenoids

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by justinnielsen11, Feb 20, 2010.

  1. justinnielsen11

    justinnielsen11 Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    I have a meyer 7.6 on a 1993 chevy 1500. It has a e-47 pump and ive burnt up 2 solenoids. when they go bad the solenoid just clicks. the plow will only go down. but when i jump the solenoid with screw drivers it works. thanks in advance
     
  2. festerw

    festerw Senior Member
    Messages: 986

    Look for a loose connection in the heavy gauge wiring and make sure the solenoids you're buying are rated for continuous duty.
     
  3. justinnielsen11

    justinnielsen11 Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    No loose connections. the solenoids are for plows. when i put a new one in it works great
     
  4. kashman

    kashman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,070

    ground you sol 2 the batt not the frame
     
  5. justinnielsen11

    justinnielsen11 Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    yes i know. it works until the solenoid goes bad
     
  6. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,157

    Might be a battery/charging problem. Big drop in your amperage when you use plow will fly through solenoids.
     
  7. justinnielsen11

    justinnielsen11 Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    it does drop alot. to about 9 volts.
     
  8. kashman

    kashman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,070

    get new motor
     
  9. justinnielsen11

    justinnielsen11 Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    it dosent need a new motor.
     
  10. festerw

    festerw Senior Member
    Messages: 986

    1 or 2 stud motor? If it's 1 take the motor off and clean up the mounting point.
     
  11. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    How have you determined that? How much amp is it drawing?
     
  12. kashman

    kashman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,070

    ok y did you ask if you know what it is