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Snowex sp6000, vibrator stopped working randomly

Discussion in 'SnowEx Products' started by puredreamz, Dec 28, 2011.

  1. puredreamz

    puredreamz Senior Member
    Messages: 197

    in toronto got some rain and freezing temperatures so i went out to salt.

    Everything was working perfectly, until i backed up to a pole and possibly bent the shaft on the spinner.

    Now i cant remember if this happened before or after the vibrator stopped working. But it stopped and even for some reason when i flick the red switch it doesnt light up either.

    any solutions, anyone?
     
  2. BossPlow2010

    BossPlow2010 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,032

    Did you check the fuse?
    It could be burnt up.
     
  3. puredreamz

    puredreamz Senior Member
    Messages: 197

    from the controller or the vibrator, cant be controller cause it still works only vibrator doesnt.
     
  4. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,943

    pull the plug and check for pwr and gnd when you turn it on. the light on the switch,,,that could just be burnet out.
     
  5. puredreamz

    puredreamz Senior Member
    Messages: 197

    doesnt make sense if if the light on the switch was burned, the vibrator still doesnt work. It doesnt turn on.


    i think im just gonna run a power and ground wire straight to the vibrator just to make sure the vibrator isnt fried or done.
     
  6. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,161

    Those little snow ex vibrators sometimes jam up, turn on the switch and tap it with a hammer. ( The vibrator not the switch) If you are gonna run straight power to it make sure you disconect it from the controller first. A surge to the controller is never a good thing.
     
  7. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
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    alls im saying is,,,the light could have just burned out on the switch. turn it on then check for pwr and gnd. the light in the toggle switches does not always mean that you have pwr going to your load.
     
  8. puredreamz

    puredreamz Senior Member
    Messages: 197

    of course i would disconnect it, i basically would just wanna test it to make sure it works. But i think before i do so, im gonna try the simple method, turn it on and bang vibrator with a hammer.
     
  9. puredreamz

    puredreamz Senior Member
    Messages: 197

    now really thrown off, i powered the vibrator straight to the battery and it works.

    i took of the controller and removed the switch cause recently it was changed i thought maybe a wire came loose or something, Nothing.

    ANy other suggestions? is their anything behind the spinner thats related to the vibrator, that maybe when i hit the spinner a wire or something got pinched
     
  10. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,943

    Could be, depending where you put the big connector at. And where you have the wiring running
     
  11. puredreamz

    puredreamz Senior Member
    Messages: 197

    nah big connector is in the bed under the spreader, the vibrator wiring is under the spreader as well basically where the vibrator is.
     
  12. puredreamz

    puredreamz Senior Member
    Messages: 197

    doesnt seem like thats the situation, wierd how it randomly stopped working, i tried the turning it on and banging on vibrator method same story, nada.
     
  13. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
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    Did you by chance check for pwr at the switch? In and out? Check for pwr at the vib connector
     
  14. puredreamz

    puredreamz Senior Member
    Messages: 197

    ill check it out
     
  15. puredreamz

    puredreamz Senior Member
    Messages: 197

    i changed the switch recently i think that might be in the issue, is it possible to pull the oem switch and try another 3 prong switch without messing up the controller
     
  16. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
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    yes you should be fine. switches are switches. only problem would be the mounting of it. but you could put the switch anywhere you want.
     
  17. puredreamz

    puredreamz Senior Member
    Messages: 197

    but could i use the same wires from the controller is what im asking, i basically just wanna see if it works with another 3 prong switch
     
  18. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,943

    yea,,just as long as you hook them up correctly. you will have pwr in pwr out and gnd for the light.
    if you have the switch out, you could touch the pwr in and pwr to supply and see what happens. just dont touch pwr to gnd.
     
  19. puredreamz

    puredreamz Senior Member
    Messages: 197

    thanks, maybe its better if anyone knows what colour is for what, or at least which colour is ground so i can be carefully with it, usually its black but just in case it isnt i know theirs a green and yellow wire in it
     
  20. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
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    i dont off the top of my head,,,i would just test light the 3 wires.