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blade turns left when trying to raise

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by nelson4047, Jan 21, 2009.

  1. nelson4047

    nelson4047 Member
    Messages: 32

    i have a brand new this year 8' pro & when i try to raise the thing the blade turns left. it will turn left or right when i comand those functions,& ihave got it to work by cycling it back & forth a few times. it dont happen all the time but makes me a little pissed when in the middle of a job any ideas would be great thank you
  2. augerandblade

    augerandblade PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,054

    Sounds like no power to the solenoid at times/ that what happened to my myers plow. Check your electrical connections at the pump
  3. My Pro Plus has been in to the dealer 5 times for repair for the exact same problem. Western tech support had them do a ton of adjustments and tests and none of them fixed the problem. Finally, after having to get EXTREMELY confrontational, they replaced the pump, everything works great now. If only I could be reimbursed for the 10+ hours of lost plowing I had, and the 5 trips to the dealer and the 12 hours of down time waiting for repairs!

    This was on a 2008 model ProPlus 7.5ft with wings.
  4. no lead

    no lead PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,308

    hand held control or joystick
  5. Handheld digital controller
  6. no lead

    no lead PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,308

    do you have a different control to try?
  7. ppandr

    ppandr Senior Member
    Messages: 619

    Make sure the joystick harness plug is all the way in...ours does this occasionally does the same thing. We had to tape the connection together.
  8. The dealer replaced the controller on my second time there for repair. That did not fix the problem. They tried every possible adjustment before finally just replacing the pump. Everything works great now with the new pump. According to Western (but I don't believe it) this was the first time they ever encountered this type of problem, which is why they had to go through every other kind of repair/adjustment before replacing parts. All I know is it finally works now.
  9. nelson4047

    nelson4047 Member
    Messages: 32

    its hard to believe its the pump because it works most of the time, i have a joystick and thought possibly could be in that, when wiggling the stick around in came out of the problem of turning left when trying to raise. it did this a few times so far, it would almost be better if it would quit alltogether so i can find the problem
  10. i have had the same problem . cant catch it dooing it to try to trouble shoot i thought it was me !! 9 foot pro plus
  11. sheltonct

    sheltonct Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    try checking the 9 pin grill connection - i had your problem and this was it - if you angle the connection different ways, i was able to determine this was my problem - i thought i also had a bad controller/solenoid.

    to determine which side, plow or truck, is a different story - go with the cheaper of the 2 and replace
  12. thebigdog

    thebigdog Junior Member
    Messages: 3

  13. karl halozan

    karl halozan Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    I have a brand new Western Mid Weight that turned left when trying to raise-1st time out. The problem went away but the second time out it didi it agin but this time would not go up. After the dealer (FDR Roselle Pl. NJ) tried replacing the 3 way valve, the plow still malfuntioned (at the dealer) so, they replaced the pump. Went out to plow the next storm and all worked fine for about two hours and the blade stuck all the way to the left and went down very, very slowly. Went back to the dealer last week and they informed me of a bad batch of pumps Western had run . OK, put another new pump on. On saturday 2/7/09 I plowed some left over snow & ice and again the plow got stuck in the left position and would not turn right and goes down very slowly. Three times in one month this new plow has broken down on me and I see no end in site. I'll be requesting the dealer to remove the Western and put something else on and let Wetsern sort out their problems.
  14. ford 350

    ford 350 Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    Did this get worked out for you? I have an MVP plus that has not left the dealer since they received it. It is malfunctioning in similar ways, doing wierd things totally different than the comand you give through the controller.
  15. nekos

    nekos Senior Member
    Messages: 586

    I had an old Pro plow that did the same thing. The problem, at least for me, was the plugs had a bad connection.

    I'm not going to tell any one to go and start cutting wires but i did cut mine 2" from each plug then replaced them. It was simple and worked but i wouldn't attempt this unless you can and are willing to replace the wiring harness if it doesn't work.
  16. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,786

    sounds like a valve is getting stuck.
  17. got-h2o

    got-h2o 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,440

    Agreed, 4 way valve
  18. 33yearsinsnow

    33yearsinsnow Senior Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 111

    In 2008 Western did have a bad batch of pumps, metal shaving left in the housing that got stuck in the valves and cylinders. If the pump was replaced and not the cylinders then you may see this same problem again. if you do have the pump replaced have the tech also flush the cylinders and hydraulic hoses.
  19. ford 350

    ford 350 Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    Ya they've been telling me it has shavings in it. Comes standard, no extra charge lol :dizzy:

    I've been back twice now and it still isn't working. The plow hasn't left the dealer for a month.

    Tomorrow I'm asking for a pro plus. Now I'm leary of any v plow for fear of complex expensive problems that may occur.
  20. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    The Pro Plus isn't immune to it either so don't expect 100% contentment simply by switching plow styles. But best of luck regardless. :salute: