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Need Help ASAP

Discussion in 'Fisher Engineering Discussion' started by ATWE, Dec 6, 2007.

  1. ATWE

    ATWE Junior Member
    from Chicago
    Messages: 23

    Seeing that it's supposed to snow again tonight, I'm hoping to get this problem resolved later today. I have a fisher 8'6" V-Plow, about 4 years old. This problem started last year, where everything's fine then all of a sudden it's stuck in the up position, or down, controls don't work, or perform different tasks then they're supposed to, such as left button makes right wing move, etc. I can hear the motor working, and a slight dim of the lights when buttons are pushed. Some people have told me its the fishstick, I'm not convinced because the majority of the time everything works fine. What I seem to have pinpointed it on is air temperature, when temps drop below 20 degrees. Has anybody else experienced this problem? What was the cause/solution? Fluid was changed last month and replaced with fisher blue. If it is indeed the air temperature, has anybody seen anything to keep this from happening, ie. a mini block heater to replace the fill cap, or some type of insulating/heating cover to fit over the pump/motor. It seems so bogus that a piece of equipment designed to work in the winter won't work in cold temperatures. 10-15 degrees isn't all that cold!!! Thanks in advance for any help.
     
  2. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    If it's performing the wrong functions and not doing any functions when the buttons are pressed, I can pretty much assure you it's the hand held controller dying as it's a very very common problem with the FishSticks....
     
  3. ATWE

    ATWE Junior Member
    from Chicago
    Messages: 23

    Update...Hopefully this will end up helping someone else. After first thinking things were frozen I heated up the pump with a propane torch, no luck. I then went and grabbed a new controller, which also did not work. It ended up being the ground wire leading to the S5 solenoid cartridge. It simply had corroded and broken off. A 50 cent fix.
     
  4. TEX

    TEX Senior Member
    Messages: 606

    dont you love it when it doesent cost $300 to fix it.

    thats good to hear:bluebounc
     
  5. tkrepairs

    tkrepairs Senior Member
    from maine
    Messages: 186

    i hate bad connections, it seems like no matter what you do, theres always bound to be one somewhere hiding on you.