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what other parts to replace?`

Discussion in 'Meyer / Diamond Products Discussion' started by mudbugII, Jan 4, 2010.

  1. mudbugII

    mudbugII Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    okay, posted on here 2 weeks ago or so.....in short, without plow on, raise lever engaged for about 7-8 minutes...smoke was just rolling.

    This is an older diamond plow, belt driven, that I converted over to electric; I hooked up electrict motor to pump and everything worked fine for a year till the "accident".

    Anyhow, I replaced the motor(burnt the terminal off), solenoid(melted the housing), and control stick (had a NOS spare). If I bridge the wires at the solenoid, the motor will run, but, I am not able to initialize anything from control stick. What parts can I now replace, or is there a way of testing to see what needs replaced? I really don't want to start replacing $85 coils (a,b, and c) just to see if that is the problem.

    Anyone have any suggestions?

  2. mudbugII

    mudbugII Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    ~~~all fixed!!!~~~

    I found my electrical ghosts:

    1......a burnt fuse between fusebox and controller that I forgot that I put in and hid inside the dashboard!

    2......I didn't know this and maybe it will help some other poor soul.....The solenoid, even though that it has a wire direct to the negative terminal, the device itself must be grounded to the chassis!

    While I had everything tore apart, I also replaced the fan clutch...waaayyyy easier than what the manuals all stated....so no more overheating problems...