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SnoPro 3000 wont move

Discussion in 'SNO-PRO PLOW AND ACCESSORIES by Curtis' started by indplstim, Nov 1, 2014.

  1. indplstim

    indplstim Senior Member
    Messages: 195

    No clicks on solenoid when I operate plow controls, but if I jump the solenoid with a screw driver I can get the plow to operate, im thinking maybe a bad ground? Worked fine when I put it away this spring. Any ideas appreciated.
     
  2. bbarer

    bbarer Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    If you have the joystick controller check the power switch to make sure its working, also there is a fuse in the 12V line that feeds the controller that will also keep it from working...could be the ground or maybe the solenoid as well..
     
  3. DERHNTR

    DERHNTR Junior Member
    Messages: 25

    Check the small wire on the solenoid. You may have to replace the solenoid too.
     
  4. indplstim

    indplstim Senior Member
    Messages: 195

    The fuse off the controller is good, if I jump the solenoid with a screw driver I can operate the plow with the controller. It's a touchpad btw. I started by replacing the solenoid first. The small wire attaches to the s marked side I believe. The other small terminal is marked with an I. Will clean grounds tomorrow after I get done with these stupid brake lines.
     
  5. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,979

    Does your controller light up, or turn on?
     
  6. indplstim

    indplstim Senior Member
    Messages: 195

    Yes the controller does light up, also cleaned the grounds, still nada.
     
  7. indplstim

    indplstim Senior Member
    Messages: 195

    Maybe I'll get a different solenoid from a plow shop around here. The auto parts store solenoid usually works for a year or two.
     
  8. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,979

    Operate the clicker, or get someone to do it, while there holding it, test light the solenoid, the little pins. One should be gnd and one should be pos. Not sure of your plow, if it's switched pos. Or neg
     
  9. indplstim

    indplstim Senior Member
    Messages: 195

    I'll try that out here in a few, thanks.
     
  10. Nascar24

    Nascar24 Senior Member
    Messages: 645

    Just went through the same thing, needed a new solenoid $10.99 at Tractor Supply. I also had a few pins in the large plug that needed to be re-aligned for the plug to make full contact, seams to be working fine now.
     
  11. indplstim

    indplstim Senior Member
    Messages: 195

    To wrap this thread up, I figured out the problem, and at the risk of making myself look like an idiot, I had replaced the solenoid, but hadn't mounted it back in yet. These solenoids ground on the bottom of the solenoid itself. So it wasn't working because there wasn't a ground.
     
  12. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,979

    What solenoid did you get?
    All the "plow" solenoids I have ever seen use an external gnd wire
     
  13. indplstim

    indplstim Senior Member
    Messages: 195

    Its just a 12v starter solenoid from the autoparts store, I have ordered the proper part, but it appears the curtis solenoid only has 3 wires as well. Well at least that's what the picture indicated. the $13 dollar part at least gets my 2nd truck going for tonight.
     
  14. Randall Ave

    Randall Ave 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,011

    The original solenoid only uses three wires. You can use a western part, just run one small terminal to ground.