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Western Plow Failure

Discussion in 'Residential Snow Removal' started by Tom Pelletier, Nov 7, 2012.

  1. Tom Pelletier

    Tom Pelletier Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    Second year I have owned a used Western plow, have had Fisher for the past 30 years. This year after sitting for summer, I connected everything and it won't lift or angle. Nearest dealer/repair is over hour away. any suggestions as to where to look for problems
     
  2. snowish10

    snowish10 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,081

    Do the plow lights turn on? Check for any lose wires by the motor.
     
  3. IDST

    IDST Senior Member
    Messages: 938

    Check your ground wire. always seems to come down to that.
     
  4. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,977

    What kinda western. How many plugs. Little more info
     
  5. jasonv

    jasonv PlowSite.com Addict
    from kannada
    Messages: 1,114

    Much more info needed...
    1) Is this a case of "the motor's turning, but nothing happens"?
    2) Is the motor not working?
    3) Is there any clicking from the valve solenoids and the main power solenoid?
     
  6. Tom Pelletier

    Tom Pelletier Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    I have an UltraMount Pro 3 port. All the electrical connections have been cleaned. The light system works power to the motor but hear nothing from motor. I do get a clicking sound.
     
  7. vtzdriver

    vtzdriver Senior Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 111

    I'll bet your motor shaft is seized from moisture over the summer causing some rust.

    Tap the motor a few times with a hammer/mallet.
     
  8. jasonv

    jasonv PlowSite.com Addict
    from kannada
    Messages: 1,114

    I agree. Take the motor off and apart, clean and grease the bushings. Should be good as new again. Careful with the brushes.