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silenoid sticking plownot going up on its own

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by tonyotpc, Jan 16, 2011.

  1. tonyotpc

    tonyotpc Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    I have a western unimount 7 foot plow . Just put on my 1992 gmc k1500 4x4. I installed all new wire harness for my truck.New silenoid from western.Plow goes down no problem, going up the silenoid stays open(sticking ).I replaced it again with a new one worked fine for 5 min. then started sticking again . I droped my blade and then it was clicking going back up and had to lift the blade by hand to get it to lift. any ideas what could be wrong ? any imput would br great thanks
  2. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,511

    bad connection or battery causing voltage to drop below solenoid hold voltage.
  3. tonyotpc

    tonyotpc Junior Member
    Messages: 3


    Hey thanks , Does it matter what side the power and the plow power side go on the silenoid? The diagram showed the small wire attached to the battery side but plow did not work. So I connected it to the plow side and it worked , for about 5 min. YThen started sticking again.
  4. clark lawn

    clark lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    from NE ohio
    Messages: 1,233

    check your grounds real good.

    yes it does matter how you have it wired.
  5. tonyotpc

    tonyotpc Junior Member
    Messages: 3


    Hey thanks for your imputs. It was a bad ground from the battery. Changed out the bolt and it works fine,Thanks again