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Sno Way controller receiver problems?

Discussion in 'Sno-Way Discussion' started by fred9526, Dec 4, 2006.

  1. fred9526

    fred9526 Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    I purchased a used MTD2000 series plow and can't get the controller to turn on. I tried both of the procedures listed in posts on this forum with no success. The wiring was hacked up, so I've been working on that. I would like to know if there is a way to check the controller and receiver units to make sure they are ok. Is there something else I should be checking? It is a wired controller/receiver
    Thanks
    schauers@newnorth.net
     
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2006
  2. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    does it work when you hook up to the plow direct?
    Did you check the fuses under the pump cover?
    Is there power going to the fuses for the plow control module?
    is there 5 volts of power reaching the controller?
    let us know what happens.:waving:
     
  3. fred9526

    fred9526 Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    reply to basher

    I checked the fuse by the pump and it looks good. I know sometimes you can't see they are bad so I'll replace it anyways.

    Can't hook direct as most connectors are now trailer harness connections and not very consistent..

    I didn't see a second fuse? I did put a wrench across the selinoid termianls and the pump does run when juice is applied!

    Which wire do I check for 5 volts?

    Thanks for your help.
    schauers@newnorth.net
     
  4. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    ?s
    is there power coming out of the plow side control module.
    have you downloaded manuals for your plow from www.snoway.com
    do the lights come on on the controller

    trailer connectors not good enough connections to work properly unless very clean
    don't look at the fuse test it to see if there's power to both sides:waving:
     
  5. Brew

    Brew Member
    Messages: 40




    You need to have 5 volts between the Black and White wire. If you don't that means either the wires are broke or module is bad all together.
     
  6. fred9526

    fred9526 Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    controller/receiver not working

    I checked the last connection closest to the receiver and got 5 volts, I also took the back cover off the controller and checked the wires where they are soldered to the circuit board and got 5 volts. Used a test light on both sides of the fuse and have power. Seems I have power where I should. Does this indicate a particular problem or do I need to do more testing? The controller won't turn on/light up at all. I tried both procedures listed in these forums 1. hold down on/off button and down pressure button at the same time
    2. press on/off button, up blade, down blade, down pressure, on/off button. No success either way.
    Thanks for your help!
    schauers@newnorth.net
     
  7. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    My guess would be bad controller.
     
  8. fred9526

    fred9526 Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    By bad controller, you mean the hand held wired controller?

    My plow was purchased in 2001, are these parts still available?

    Would it be cheaper/better to change over and go with wireless if that is available for this plow?

    Thanks for everyone's help!
     
  9. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992


    Glad to help :waving:
     
  10. fred9526

    fred9526 Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    Thanks to Basher and Brew for info

    Hi,
    I installed a new controller and it works just find now.
    Thanks much for your help!