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Plow not doing anything

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by dave00diesel, Jan 9, 2010.

  1. dave00diesel

    dave00diesel Junior Member
    from indiana
    Messages: 21

    I have a ultramount plow and went to hook it up today and its not raising or lowering. Any suggestions on what to try? Its the relay style on a 2000 F250 if that matters.
     
  2. dave00diesel

    dave00diesel Junior Member
    from indiana
    Messages: 21

    Also not goin left or right. all i can hear is the solenoid making noise. tried changing it out but still nothing.
     
  3. Crash935

    Crash935 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    Motor not running? Have you tried jumping right to the motor with power and ground to see what it does?
     
  4. dave00diesel

    dave00diesel Junior Member
    from indiana
    Messages: 21

    the motor isn't running and if i use a meter it has power at motor when button is pressed on the controller but its not making any noise. Could the motor be bad? As long as i'm getting power at the motor i shouldnt have to jump to the motor right?
     
  5. poncho62

    poncho62 Senior Member
    Messages: 431

    Take a booster cable right to the motor just to make sure.....Sounds like the motor is bad
     
  6. twinman326

    twinman326 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,683


    Possibility you might have a bad motor.You said you "try" to changing out the solenoid??
     
  7. dave00diesel

    dave00diesel Junior Member
    from indiana
    Messages: 21

    yes i did change the solenoid b/c i had a spare new one laying around. I jumped to the motor and still nothing so is it a safe assumption to make that the motor is shot?
     
  8. twinman326

    twinman326 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,683

    if it the same solenoid, did you jump out the solenoid with a screw driver across the two batter terminals to see if the pump starts?

    Did you check the grounds, or check the battery power wire?

    If you check all wires, power and grounds, and you jump across the solenoid, then you might need a motor.. I would check the above mention first to be safe !!!
     
  9. dave00diesel

    dave00diesel Junior Member
    from indiana
    Messages: 21

    i tried jumping the solenoid but i shouldn't have to since i have power to the motor once i press a button on the controler right? I get power to the motor and to each of the 3 coils depending on which direction i press on the controller. the first thing i did was cleaned all connections then made sure power was at the motor which it was.
     
  10. mikegp1

    mikegp1 Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    Its safe to say that your motor is done.
     
  11. dave00diesel

    dave00diesel Junior Member
    from indiana
    Messages: 21

    ok thanks for all the help. I was thinking it was the problem but i just wanted to get a few opinions before i went to get one.
     
  12. billet-boy

    billet-boy Member
    Messages: 97

    I have an older Western I have had to give it a love tap on the motor casing not real hard.Just a thought