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SnoWay Plow Problem

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by Al F, Jan 24, 2010.

  1. Al F

    Al F Junior Member
    from NH
    Messages: 13

    My shop is closed so I thought until I can get help from them that this website is the very next best thing....i came home w my

    26 Series - 26-7'-6" Snow Way plow in the up position but before dropping i noted it would no longer move left or rt w my wireless hand held....it did drop to the pavement on command....what i am getting upon pressing the up and the rt and left commands is a click noise in the plow motor area......i *think* i detect a slight elec burn type of smell but it is very faint.......prior to this i did note the pump motor did not shut off one time that same day earlier.....so i disconnected the power...then reconnected and it worked just fine the rest of the day

    it is getting power and all fuses have been replaced w several new fuses just to disconnect this possibility...hydraulic fluid is fine

    any thought? thank you
     
  2. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    12volt motor soleniod or poor connections. Check the power plug.
     
  3. Al F

    Al F Junior Member
    from NH
    Messages: 13

    Basher, thank you...you were right...fortunately my dealer who no longer sells SnoWay still had one solenoid on his shelf....32$ i replaced it and it worked right off....thank you for your kind help - AL
     
  4. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    You can get heavy duty solenoids at an auto parts store to keep one on hand
     
  5. Al F

    Al F Junior Member
    from NH
    Messages: 13

    thanks...i went w the spec one, but during this episode i did find out that other solenoids such as from Fisher and others would also work...all good to know
     
  6. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    Any properly rated twin pole solenoid will work, Trombetta's 114-1211-020 (nicknamed the "Bear) requires a little fiddling to install but is the best choice. Replace the existing one with a Trombetta and carry it (the existing one) as a spare you'll never need. With a 600amp 100% duty cycle it will lower amperage requirements as well as last much longer then the standard solenoid, at a cost of course.payup
     
  7. Al F

    Al F Junior Member
    from NH
    Messages: 13

    thank you! good info