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will not stay in float mode

Discussion in 'Hiniker' started by blee1ash, Oct 11, 2009.

  1. blee1ash

    blee1ash Senior Member
    Messages: 107

    I have a older Hiniker straight blade (gray wiring harness) that will not stay in the float mode. Every thing else works fine. When you lower the plow it goes into float mode, but only stays in for about 1 sec.
    With the truck-plow connection unplugged the contorler will stay in float mode, but when connected it will not stay. This makes me believe that the controller is not the problem.
    I have checked and cleaned all the connections, and see no other problems.
    Anyone have any ideas? Your help would be greatly appreciated.
  2. blee1ash

    blee1ash Senior Member
    Messages: 107

    I fixed it. I relpaced the down coil and evreything works fine.

    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,286

    Get in the habbit of bumping the controller out of float when you are letting it sit. Like when you are shoveling walks. The coil is powered up whenever the plow is in float.