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Western MVP Problem

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by RRobbe, Dec 12, 2010.

  1. RRobbe

    RRobbe Member
    Messages: 54

    So today I plowed for about 4 hours no issues. I drove into My last lot put the plow down, scraped to the back and plow dies. Won't do anything. Makes a clicking sound but the pump doesnt seem to want to pump. nothing. any suggestions or advise would be muck appreciated. I am stumped... Fiirst time I have had any trouble with this plow.:confused:
     
  2. IHI

    IHI Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 245

    solenoid? I usually keep a spare for each plow in the trucks they're mounted on since they give up the ghost out of the blue...
     
  3. RRobbe

    RRobbe Member
    Messages: 54

    yea but which one ?
     
  4. RRobbe

    RRobbe Member
    Messages: 54

    I guess i will have to get a spare and start trying them all
     
  5. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,598

    The solenoid is located on the right side of the pump. Open your protective box and you'll see it there. It's very easy to swap out.
     
  6. bubbles10

    bubbles10 Member
    Messages: 71

    it might be the one on the truck side to
     
  7. RRobbe

    RRobbe Member
    Messages: 54

    Thanks will check it out
     
  8. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Unless it's NOT an MVP Plus, otherwise it's under the hood.

    Easy enough to jump the solenoid and see if the motor runs. If it does the solenoid is bad or the small ground on it is loose. If it still doesn't run then you have a loose/poor cable connection or the motor died.
     
  9. RRobbe

    RRobbe Member
    Messages: 54

    Sorry it is a mvp plus with the Flostat hydrolics.
     
  10. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Then it's under the pump cover. Go over all the connections too while you're in there. Thumbs Up
     
  11. RRobbe

    RRobbe Member
    Messages: 54

    Looking like it might be a motor
     
  12. ff1241

    ff1241 Member
    Messages: 55

    Try a new hand controller. I just had this happen today and the plow is not even a week old. It sounds like the same problem I had. Plow will not do a thing but you will hear something trying to run.
     
  13. RRobbe

    RRobbe Member
    Messages: 54

    Well it turns out the pump locked up and split the shaft on the electric motor. So all is fixed and it can start snowing again I am ready.