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Salt dogg older style controller (non analog) running warm

Discussion in 'SnowDogg Snow Plows' started by WilliamOak, Jan 20, 2014.

  1. WilliamOak

    WilliamOak PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,986

    My controller has been running warm after extended use (15min +) even so much that the vibrator will cut out. Can't afford to sit around and let it cool down as I get very minimal flow out of the SHPE 1500 without the vibrator. This a common issue with these spreaders or is there more for me to look into?
     
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2014
  2. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    Clean all the connections, check condition of the wires and though a amp draw test to the vibrator. you can disassemble the vibrator and check to see if there is crap inhibiting the pork chops.

    I'm guessing a new vibrator is in your future:nod: Good catch:nod:a little maintenance or vibrator are A LOT cheaper than a controller and you'll need one if you keep running it.
     
  3. WilliamOak

    WilliamOak PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,986

    I'll do that and check back. All the plugs got a good cleaning and dielectric grease this fall. I'm sure with the amount of salt we've gone through this year that its worth doing again though.
     
  4. Grassman09

    Grassman09 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,806

    Not really. Controller is prob $400 -$500 a new vibrator is about the same im sure. At lest the crummy one Buyers puts on it. I'd put a different one on as those factory ones are not that great.

    I tore the cord of my Vibrator pulling my salter out of my truck I put on a bigger vibrator from Vibco. Its much quieter does a better job and draws less power.