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need help 810 lowers when I hit the raise button

Discussion in 'Blizzard Plows Discussion' started by 1smoknz, Dec 7, 2011.

  1. 1smoknz

    1smoknz Junior Member
    from 53523
    Messages: 13

    I have a 1st addition 810 one of the first ones they made. Just got the plow on a 2003 ford f-350, both are new to me. When I hit the raise button in the cab the plow lowers and undoes the power hitch, but the lower button works normal as does the float. The power hitch switch on the plow seems to be working correctly Any Ideas or help would be greatly appreciated. A phone call would be awesome 608-289-1568 I will make it worth your time. As they say in the business time is money. Also I tried a new controller in the cab and tried a new harness between the truck and the plow. Thanks Aaron
     
  2. beam

    beam Senior Member
    from pa
    Messages: 314

    check the flow control might be too loose not building pressure check the large solenoid #6 i think pull out valve and make sure it is not stuck open
     
  3. fci

    fci Senior Member
    Messages: 122

    I would check the power attach switch on the plow unplug and check for corrosion. Does the angle and wings work properly.
     
  4. 1smoknz

    1smoknz Junior Member
    from 53523
    Messages: 13

    Worked on it for hours today, everthing else works good. Switch is new. hooked up another truck to my plow and it did the same thing. Hooked my truck to differant plow and worked great. Deffitnly in my plow. Have spare selinoids trying them then I will check valves. Still open to suggestions. Beam I will try your advice thanks
     
  5. babs2972

    babs2972 Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    I agree with the flow control that you adjust for the drop speed.
     
  6. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,926

    Could poss. Be the diode pack on the plow. Check those with a meter.
     
  7. fastjohnny

    fastjohnny Senior Member
    Messages: 654

    No flow control on first addition.
     
  8. fci

    fci Senior Member
    Messages: 122

    Have you tested the solenoids S6 and S7 for magnetism? and double check the wiring connections.
     
  9. 1smoknz

    1smoknz Junior Member
    from 53523
    Messages: 13

    pretty sure not the diodes, put on a new harnes between truck and plow. thnx
     
  10. fastjohnny

    fastjohnny Senior Member
    Messages: 654

    Since this plow is new to you, I'd start by verifing correct solenoids on valves:
    s5 orange/black
    s6 white
    s7 orange/white
    s8 orange/red
     
  11. 1smoknz

    1smoknz Junior Member
    from 53523
    Messages: 13

    I did check for magnatism on 5 6 7 and 8 and all worked good and in the rite order. There is no cut or spliced wires, but had to check using the power switch on plow.
     
  12. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,926

    The diodes are in the plow side harness. Should be the black taped bundle by the harness and vavle body on the plow.
     
  13. 1smoknz

    1smoknz Junior Member
    from 53523
    Messages: 13

    fastjohnny, I will verify correct wire colors in the correct place. thanx
     
  14. 1smoknz

    1smoknz Junior Member
    from 53523
    Messages: 13

    Not the diods I replaced that whole harness from the truck plug to switch and up to selonoids
     
  15. beam

    beam Senior Member
    from pa
    Messages: 314

    check the valves
     
  16. babs2972

    babs2972 Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    I just worked on mine last night and got it working finally.

    Mine was the left angle which is the right piston push and left piston relief ( right and left sitting in truck) S3 for the left angle (right piston) and S4 for the right angle.

    I went from the electrical harness from truck to the plug all the solenoids plug into to the solenoid and finally to the valve itself. It is a 7/8" deepwell socket after you take off the solenoid.

    I cleaned out the ports on the valve and had a spare solenoid that i inserted the valve in and put the nut on it, took it to my truck battery and then energized the solenoid.

    The valve was a little sticky but with a couple shots of cleaner it worked. Put it back in and it works great. Thumbs Up
     
  17. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,926

    That's great. Cheap easy fix. Thanks for letting us know.
     
  18. 1smoknz

    1smoknz Junior Member
    from 53523
    Messages: 13

    Fastjohnny, thanks for the wire color to selonide placement, they were in the wrong order plus one bad valve. Your idea fixed the problem Thank you to everybody else that gave suggestions I feel like I got a crash course in plow fixing. It was all very helpful, but it did open a new can of worms I will be posting that question next.