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myers plow won't lower

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by smurf76, Jan 21, 2005.

  1. smurf76

    smurf76 Junior Member
    Messages: 18

    ok I got this 7.5 meyers during the summer worked fine then. Hooked up tonight for tommarow's strom! It goes up, left, right, but not down!!!! I replaced seloind A and B and no luck!!! help for tommarow. I am going to call the dealer tommrow but not sure if they are going to be open.

    help from PA

    2001 f250 V10
     
  2. SkykingHD

    SkykingHD Senior Member
    Messages: 368

    meyers wont lower

    The small diameter solenoid is the one that opens up to let the fluid out of the lift cylinder. Check to see you are getting power to the lower coil. Check coil by taking it off and putting in a screw driver or something metal and powering up coil with holding it to ground. If there is magnetism then check the solenoid to see that it moves.

    In the Meyers manual for your hydraulic unit there is a check out procedure for this problem.

    Dave
     
  3. smurf76

    smurf76 Junior Member
    Messages: 18

    problem fixed

    went to the dealer this morn (early) had a frozen selinoid which shorted out. had to replace the hole unit 70 some dollars had to drain the fluid and replace 8 dollars and had to pay labor not 50 dollars

    working now.

    thanks
    chad
     
  4. SkykingHD

    SkykingHD Senior Member
    Messages: 368

    plow wont lower

    Plow fluid is hygroscopic. It has the ability to absorb moisture. A good preventive maintenance routine would include a complete fluid change every seasion. I keep a 30K btu propane heater that I can use to blow heat on hydraulic unit to find that problem very fast.

    Good PM = trouble free plowing.

    We will pay for our education.

    Dave