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western plow- power to pump continues to run

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by sasklandscaper, Jan 20, 2014.

  1. sasklandscaper

    sasklandscaper Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    I need some advice!!! I have an 8 ft western snow plow. Has worked great, but the problem is the plow will lift, raise , turn to the right and left normally but the power continues to the pump and won't stop unless I unplug it or turn the truck off. Any ideas what it could be? Thanks
  2. rjigto4oje

    rjigto4oje PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,258

    A few thing's may cause this a solenoid stuck or a shorted controller I had this happen to me once mine was a extension that. I had under my carpet it got shorted out hope this helps
  3. unhcp

    unhcp PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,238

    solenoid stuck would be my first guess
  4. cubicinches

    cubicinches PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,412

    If turning the key off stops the motor from running, then it's likely a controller or control harness issue. Disconnect the two smaller gauge wires from the motor relay. If that stops the issue, then you've got a controller or harness problem. If it continues to run with the small wires disconnected, then it has to be a bad motor relay.
  5. sasklandscaper

    sasklandscaper Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    your right. i changed out the selenoid, not that, i then discovered it was a faulty handheld contoller. the controller
    was bought new less than 2 months ago and its faulty. had to buy another one and now wait for warranty coverage. the original controller was at least 8 - 10 yrs old and had no problems until it pooched. Thanks for everyones advice, greatly appreciated!!!!