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PLEASE help with western problem

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by Starboyz66FTP, Jan 21, 2007.

  1. Starboyz66FTP

    Starboyz66FTP Junior Member
    from buffalo
    Messages: 23

    my plow worked fine yesterday, then today went to start ruck and raise plow and it won'traise or turn left or righ, there is power to the hand held contoller, my lights go on in the plow, but won't move. when i press raise or left or right it just clicks, all connections are always gresed and are good. i am not mechanically inclined at all, so please give me some detail on what to do, i read posts about tocuhoing solnoid but i do not even know where it is on the plow... any help is greatly appreciated
     
  2. Starboyz66FTP

    Starboyz66FTP Junior Member
    from buffalo
    Messages: 23

    the plow is a newer style 7 1/2 western ultramount. thank agian
     
  3. DJ Contracting

    DJ Contracting PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,392

    Recheck your grounds, and make sure that the ground cable for the plow is grounded to the battery.
     
  4. mak

    mak Junior Member
    Messages: 17

    You need to isolate the clicking, have someone raise and lower while you look under the hood. Start with that and double check the connections under the hood.
     
  5. Bruce'sEx

    Bruce'sEx Senior Member
    Messages: 873

    good chance a solnoid is gone, lost up/down, left/right function recently on one of our fishers, and thats what it was.
     
  6. DJ Contracting

    DJ Contracting PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,392

    Hope this works. Here is the link for diagnosis for your plow. http://www.westernplows.com/pdf/21936_120198.pdf
    If the link does not work go on the Western web site (top left) of this page and look it up they have a very good chat to follow.
     
  7. Buckeye Chuck

    Buckeye Chuck Senior Member
    Messages: 134

    I think he said Ultra Mount.
     
  8. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,644

    I know what it is....

    I just had this happen to me. IT IS YOUR SOLENOID. My plow wouldn't work but I had power to the lights and controller. Bought a new Solenoid for $13 and am back in business.
     
  9. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,644

    apparently the OEM was underrated, and they kept having problems with them, so now the new ones are much beefier.
     
  10. makokie

    makokie Junior Member
    from 49036
    Messages: 4

    unimount hair pulerr

    Lost up, down and all around! Been thru and thru what gives?
    Replaced the solinoid ,the motor. Got power to controller and all lights work.
    Ground seems to be working because solinoid clicks same as the the one I replaced.
    All fuses check ok! I pulled cartridges checked power to these they function ok!
    Fluid level was down, but that just slows it down,pumpdoesn't seem frozen.
    Used it for a week, plowed my own drive down and back 2-times dropped the blade
    got up to the house nothing. What could the simple solution be?????????
    JR
     
  11. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Does the motor run in the up/left/right position's? Or do you have nothing at all?
     
  12. makokie

    makokie Junior Member
    from 49036
    Messages: 4

    Nothing, I hear the clicking and the controller turns off!
     
  13. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    If it's kicking the controller off when the solenoid click's then you have a ground problem. I know you said that you checked them but you need to go over all the ground wire's with a fine tooth comb. Especially the one's that ground the coils on the valve's and make sure both your grill connectors are SPOTLESS inside.
     
  14. makokie

    makokie Junior Member
    from 49036
    Messages: 4

    Live and learn the basic's!

    Cleaned both grill plug ins with brake cleaner and regreased them both, spotless!!
    Then I had jumped a groud from the ground I had to the battery. Nothing!
    So I tapped into a new spot my th moter on the arm for the altn'r.
    And Bam I got power, the juice baby! Back in business.
    Lesson learned here, check the basic's 3-times before spending any big money.
    Nine times out of ten it's the basic's.
    Thanks for the tips on c h e c k i n g the ground!!!
    John
     
  15. PremierLand

    PremierLand PlowSite.com Addict
    from detroit
    Messages: 1,572

    This is going to sound weird, but I had a nightmare that this happened to me lastnight. lol
     
  16. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Good to hear you got it fixed! 9 time's out of ten it's usually a ground problem when a plow goes down.That's why I mentioned the grounds again.
     
  17. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,644

    hey Starboyz...

    Did you get your plow working and was it the ground or the solenoid? Or something else?