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Spreader Controller

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by mx495, Dec 15, 2010.

  1. mx495

    mx495 Member
    from MO
    Messages: 56

    Have a Fisher tailgater spreader. Havent used it in 2 years. Worked fine when I last used it. Now the controller doesnt seem to work. Do they usually go bad just sitting? I'm getting power to it but nothing comes on. I opened it and nothing is loose or anything and I jumped the switch and still nothing. Thanks
     
  2. KAG

    KAG Senior Member
    Messages: 114

    Glad you asked the question.....having a similar problem except absolutely now power to the Boss controller for my 1100.. Hopefully some of these guys will lend some advice.
     
  3. dforbes

    dforbes Senior Member
    Messages: 247

    I wouldn't think it would go bad from sitting. Do you have a good ground. If it is not grounded properly It would not come on.
     
  4. mx495

    mx495 Member
    from MO
    Messages: 56

    Just the power coming in and the ground coming into the controller. Both good, they are direct to the battery. Has 4 wires. Power/ground in and 2 out to the spreader. The 2 out to the spreader might not be so good, but didnt think that would matter to get the controller on.
     
  5. dforbes

    dforbes Senior Member
    Messages: 247

    remove the cover. take a test light and test the wire going to the switch. If it is hot then turn it on and see if there is power coming out. I had a bad switch in my controller one time. This is how I tested it. Replaced the switch and it worked fine.
     
  6. dforbes

    dforbes Senior Member
    Messages: 247

    I am not familier with Fisher but my controller has 2 hot wires. One from the battery and one from a fuse that only works with the ignition on. you may double check and make sure you are not missing a wire