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plow won't lower

Discussion in 'Meyer / Diamond Products Discussion' started by toddon22, Jan 30, 2010.

  1. toddon22

    toddon22 Member
    Messages: 71

    i have a 7.5 meyer with an e-57 pump. i just put it on this evening and lifted it up and drove home, and i went to lower it down and it won't lower. it angles a little to the left and right but it won't lower. i really need to fix this anyone can help?
     
  2. ta3834bbl

    ta3834bbl Senior Member
    Messages: 215

    Go the the Meyer web site and they have a great diagnostic flow chart that will explain what to check. Try this in the mean time; put it in the float position (down) and see if a screwdriver will stick the the a-coil. If it does you have power to the coil and a good coil. You may have a bad valve. If there isn't any magnetic 'stick' between the coil and screwdriver you have a bad coil or problem in the wiring. Check out the Meyer web site, it is a better explanation.
     
  3. toddon22

    toddon22 Member
    Messages: 71

    thanks i figured it out. very low fluid level, filled it up with the blue fluid and it works fine now thanks
     
  4. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    A low fluid level won't prevent it from lowering, you have another issue. Likely ice in the fluid or a problem with the A coil/valve or it's related wiring.
     
  5. toddon22

    toddon22 Member
    Messages: 71

    i don't think it was my coil or anything because this morning after i put the fluid in it still did not lower. a few hours later at around noon time i tried it again and it worked fine. im thinking like you said b&b water got in there and froze the line up and then it thawed when it was sitting in the sun. you still think it could be my coil?
     
  6. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Sure it could still be an A coil issue but water is just as likely which is why further diagnosis is necessary. The next time it won't lower simply leave it in float and check the A coil for magnetism. If it has it then that rules out any wiring/connection/controller or coil issues, so the only things left would be a bad A valve or it's froze up.

    Just be sure to keep your feet away from the blade while doing any testing with it in the air. :nono:
     
  7. toddon22

    toddon22 Member
    Messages: 71

    thanks a lot i will try that next time