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Power is on but plow only goes down

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by derrad, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. derrad

    derrad Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    im wondering if anyone could please help me out with this problem. I have a western wide out and its been giving me problems latley. The power on the controller is on, i have power at the solenoid and it is working properly. i get no movement from the plow it only will go down.
  2. snowplowparts

    snowplowparts Inactive
    Messages: 67

    If the plow can go down thats telling me your plow module
    is communicating. If you say the relay is working it should be sending
    power to the motor.

    Take a jumpThumbs Uper cable from + battery to + on plow motor, does it run?
    If not, leave jumpers connected.
    Take ground jumper to - on battery and - on plow motor, does it run?

    If not remove motor and bench test, if toast, replace.

    Part# 21500-1
  3. mishnick

    mishnick 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,243

    Put a test light on the two motor terminals and see if the motor is getting power and a good ground. If yes replace the motor, if no then narrow it down to pos. or neg. side. Probably the + side as the neg. is very simple. When you hit any function that requires pressure, if it is quiet, you should hear a click from the valves once again indicating that the multiplex communication is working.