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None Stop motor

Discussion in 'Sno-Way Discussion' started by widj3t, Jan 29, 2008.

  1. widj3t

    widj3t Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    Hi guys help here would be great. Its -45 here with wind chill Hoping thats my problem but last night i was clearing snow and i noticed the amp gage in the truck was down to 8. so when i decided to check under the hood i noticed that the plow motor was still running. The d/p was not on at all either. Its the 29v series with the Monarch pump on it. I am confused as to why the pump stays on. Only way to have it stop is to unplug the power harnes when i plug it in again even after sitting a while the motor just keeps on going. this does not affect the plows operation in any way but the pump is always on. It did fix it self a couple times when i was re raising the plow. So any takers on this problem.... Thank you in advance......
  2. toby4492

    toby4492 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,513

    It sounds as if you have a stuck solenoid. I would start there. Continuous running of the pump and motor is not a good thing. Solenoids are relatively inexpensive to replace vs. motors and pumps.
  3. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,990

    12v motor solenoid for sure.
  4. widj3t

    widj3t Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    12 v solinoide

    So you guys are talking about the solinoide (i cannot spell) that controlls the plow. Like I use a ford one when i replaced it last time or is there a different solinoide that i might be missing. I think we are on the same page here but wanna make sure. Thankyou guys
  5. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    The Ford solenoid will work but it is NOT the best solenoid for the plow. A heavy duty winch or a factory solenoid is the best one.
  6. nbenallo33

    nbenallo33 Senior Member
    Messages: 826

    you can use a western