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Western plow no pressure

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by omiimiish, Dec 9, 2010.

  1. omiimiish

    omiimiish Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    My plow suddenly lost all pressure no up and no left right. the Motor turns, and I assume the pump as well. It was a little low on fluid, but when topped off it was the same conditions. No fluid seems to be leaking any where.

    ANy clues?

    thanks,
    dave
     
  2. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 PlowSite Fanatic
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,031

    Which plow do you have?

    Check your connections on the side of the plow's pump assembly. Check the Grill connections, and the the controller.
     
  3. omiimiish

    omiimiish Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    I have the western Mark IIa Series B

    The pump/motor runs with the controller. The pump is not producing pressure (it seems)
     
  4. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 PlowSite Fanatic
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,031

    Check the wires on the valves, and make sure you have a good fitting connection at the grill first.
     
  5. omiimiish

    omiimiish Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    Thanks for your help.

    The pump is run by cables. I am not following you when it comes to the grill connections and wires on the valves.

    ?? Hope that helps to clarify

    dave
     
  6. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 PlowSite Fanatic
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,031

    oehwwwww, ok. I'm a Fisher guy, so Western terminology occasionally throws me off.

    Have you removed the cover plates from the 3&4 way valves yet? Have someone operate the plow while you visually inspect the movement. If nothing moves, then remove the cables and move them manually....anything?
     
  7. twinman326

    twinman326 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,683

    Last edited: Dec 9, 2010
  8. omiimiish

    omiimiish Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    thanks for your help it was the filter clogged with ice and thanks for the pdf.

    Very helpful!
    dave
     
  9. twinman326

    twinman326 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,683

    No problem..Safe plowing