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Buyers low profile spreader stopped

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by mickman, Jan 31, 2007.

  1. mickman

    mickman Senior Member
    Messages: 118

    Just went out & ran a hopper full, then filled back up, & the motor/auger isn't working.
    controller say's it's running. I checked all connections & they are fine. I even tried manually spinning auger to no avail. Any idea's before I take to the costly dealer?
  2. 600rrpilot

    600rrpilot Senior Member
    Messages: 108

    First thing I would check is if theres power actually coming out of the controller. Test the positive wire at the end of the harness by the salter. If thats good check your ground. if those test good. probably a bad motor?
  3. mickman

    mickman Senior Member
    Messages: 118

    Thanks for the reply. It turned out to be the controller, even though it had power to the motor. We hooked up cable jumper to motor leads & it came right on. Glad it wasn't the motor, but hoping it was just a wire problem.
  4. newlooklandscp

    newlooklandscp Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 476

    sounds like a controller fuse problem or controller issue of some sort. Due a full check of all the wiring then if you have to, too the dealer it goes.
  5. wild bill

    wild bill PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,239


    check to see if the motor shaft is engaged into the spinner hub and tight,some times when they assemble them at the factory they push the key way out and run the set screw into the key way slot it will work for awhile then spins loose and free wheels,if it get's loose enough the spinner and disc assembly will fall loose !