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No Drop and Overload on E60

Discussion in 'Meyer / Diamond Products Discussion' started by tilelayher, Feb 4, 2009.

  1. tilelayher

    tilelayher Member
    Messages: 33

    I was out plowing all night, just got in. I left with the condotion of the overload light coming on everytime i would lower the blade then i had to toggle the power off then on on the pad to use the plow. Everytime i lowered the plow i had to do this, then i would lower the blade to float it and i couldnt float it the whole time i was plowing the chain was tight. So i figured i needed a new A valve and coil i replaced both now i dont have the red light now, the blade drops really slow and only when i hold the lower button till the float light comes on some say to adjust the drop screw but i dont know what screw that is.

    Any help would be nice
    Thanks Derrick S
     
  2. 04sd

    04sd Senior Member
    from pa
    Messages: 266

  3. tilelayher

    tilelayher Member
    Messages: 33

    yea i have that
     
  4. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    It wont drop UNTIL it goes into float?
     
  5. tilelayher

    tilelayher Member
    Messages: 33

    yes, and its like a turtle you gotta hold it till the green light comes on and then it starts to lower itself very slowly, i tried the drop adjust did nothing and then for a minute it started to work about 20 minutes ago then it stopped working, i have a guy who wants 75 an hour to fix it but im trying to make money plowing not spend it.

    So im stumped, i open the valve above the drop adjust and then the blade will slam to the ground. But, when I close it, it doesn't work.
     
  6. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Sounds like you have more than one problem but as far as the slow drop I can tell you your new A valve is defective. And if it's an aftermarket one...it's not at ALL uncommon. Aftermarket Meyer replacement parts = Garbage.

    The fact that it won't drop at all until it goes into float sounds like a problem with the touch pad...
     
  7. tilelayher

    tilelayher Member
    Messages: 33

    well this morning it was overload light on pretty much everything then i replaced the A valve with an "OEM" valve i hate aftermarket crap and i think something is wrong with the A, the new A made the green light come back on, this plow is in mint condition and has been nothing but a headache. I can't get the nut off the A valve its like stripped on their of something i also replaced the A coil, i may just take it the the lawn mower shop and let him have his way with it.

    my friends run the same setup so i can get a controler from them and test it but i think the controllers fine, how can a little controller go bad?
     
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2009
  8. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Anything electronic can go bad on a moments notice. If you look around here you'll see the Meyer TP's don't have a good record of being reliable. :rolleyes:

    And a bad A coil CAN damage a TP.
     
  9. tilelayher

    tilelayher Member
    Messages: 33

    i have learned in the past 2 weeks anything meyer is unreliable

    BB where in pa are you?
     
  10. 04sd

    04sd Senior Member
    from pa
    Messages: 266

    If the nut on the A coil is stripped, won't tighten or come off, maybe the A coil isn't getting a good ground causing some of your problems.
     
  11. tilelayher

    tilelayher Member
    Messages: 33

    the pumps at the shop now, its a brand new a coil so ill be calling meyer to yell at them i know how to put a nut onto a threaded shaft i have been working on cars since i was 15 and i didnt over torque it either.