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Plow won't go down?.........picture

Discussion in 'Meyer / Diamond Products Discussion' started by berg, Nov 24, 2008.

  1. berg

    berg Member
    from utah
    Messages: 35

    Thanks to the forum I got wire up correctly and everything seemed to work fine.

    I have a quick connect on the angle setup and just cycle the switch left and right... all worked fine.

    I raised the plow and it goes up quick...but it won't go down.
    When I "return to float" or down position it will not go by itself nor with a 24" prybar with me hanging off it.
    Maybe there is no problem.. maybe I need more weight to forced down?
    seemed like 2 years ago when I last used it I could forced it down myself.
    Not so today.. what should I look for?
    E47 Electo-Touch is the model


    Last edited: Nov 24, 2008
  2. tsmith

    tsmith Senior Member
    Messages: 255

    Check for power to the a coil when in the lower position. The A coil is the one with a black wire, on the lower back side of your pump towards the grill. If it has power at the connector, check for magnetism with a screwdriver. If the coil is grounded properly it should be magnetic when the power is going to it, if so it's a problem with the A valve. Hope that makes sense.

  3. tsmith

    tsmith Senior Member
    Messages: 255

    Also you should be able to lower it easily by hand. You could also look on the meyer website, they have the wiring and trouble shooting diagrams on there under service manuals.
  4. m2low

    m2low Member
    Messages: 74

    I know - I have this same setup, you CAN push it down by hand in the float position....

    as far as keeping it up, maybe there is a misup in the wiring on the selenoid? posibly have a 4 post and need one side to ground and the other to the 12V switch?
  5. tsmith

    tsmith Senior Member
    Messages: 255


    Did you figure anything out? Just curious.
  6. berg

    berg Member
    from utah
    Messages: 35

  7. GL&M

    GL&M Senior Member
    from PA
    Messages: 223

    If none of the above suggestions worked, remove the a valve and press up on the ball at the bottom of the valve. Sometimes they stick and need a little help. If that don't do it, the a valve may be shot. You can also check the adjustment for the drop speed of the blade, If the adjustment is too tight the blade won't drop either.
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2008
  8. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    No drop speed adjustability on the E47's.

    But the rest is good info for you berg. :waving:
  9. Norway-importer

    Norway-importer Junior Member
    from Norway
    Messages: 2

    I would vote for the stuck ball in the valve idea, if it hasn`t been used since last season, and the oil is old, it is a normal thing. Just poke it with a tiny screwdriver.
    Change the oil afterwards, it might help for later.
  10. berg

    berg Member
    from utah
    Messages: 35

    How does one adjust the drop speed?
  11. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    There is no drop speed adjustment on the E47's. Thats was the point to the post.