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western plow motor died?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by rainair, Nov 29, 2003.

  1. rainair

    rainair Senior Member
    Messages: 153

    I went to plow my driveway this morning [just a dusting with drift] and the motor was not lifting all the way, also dimming lights. upon checking the motor was warm to touch and oil full. I am taking it in to a repair shop Monday but wanted to know what might have happened.


    Bill




    PS can we get an auto spell check on here? it would help reading other threads and replies...thanks
     
  2. CARDOCTOR

    CARDOCTOR PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,310

    sounds like something is frozen
    we have spell check ?
    2 over from sumit reply
     
  3. Crash935

    Crash935 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    Sounds like the motor seal has given up (on the bottom of the motor and slids over pump shaft) and is pushing oil into the motor. Sounds like a quick motor swap.
     
  4. rainair

    rainair Senior Member
    Messages: 153

    sounds like something is frozen

    well now with plow off, it just clicks ... I am afraid of what I think happened
     
  5. sonjaab

    sonjaab PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,425

    Rain..Do you have the cable operated pump ?

    A quick trick is to run jumper cables from the
    battery to the motor and see if it runs.
    with plow off of course........

    Maybe a bad solenoid if motor works.

    Keep us posted..........geo
     
  6. rainair

    rainair Senior Member
    Messages: 153

    motor,

    when I tried Saturday to lift plow, they told me the power cable going in the side glowed [note at that time we stopped] ....any thoughts?
     
  7. sonjaab

    sonjaab PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,425

    Rain is it cable operated..need to know......

    Try doing the batt. cable trick first !

    That will tell if motor is bad.

    then work backward from there

    Next step.........bad cables
     
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2003
  8. rainair

    rainair Senior Member
    Messages: 153

    yes, cable.. but no cnn, or hbo comes in

    Yes its a cable type the truck is an 87 k5 blazer
    the crew is coming in today [[after church that is] to work on the snowblowers and saltbox so I will have them check that out also...
    if you have Ndc with nextell let me know or e mail your ID and we can talk me thru this
    thanks for all the help here and all the info... I am a student of the industry's...and a owner too, the more I learn the better I can earn!
     
  9. sonjaab

    sonjaab PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,425