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Electric Nightmare

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by Rangerman, Dec 24, 2007.

  1. Rangerman

    Rangerman Senior Member
    Messages: 148

    Like all trucks with a lot of electric accessories mine has it's share of hazards and heart-ache. With it being a diesel it has two batteries so it holds it amps well when plowing but other things have been the problem lately. (Yes my bosses middle name is the Grinch)Today ,Christmas eve, at a leaf job one of my crew guys looked up and realized our dump bed was completely raised. I threw down my blower and ran to the truck when i realized the hydro pump was still running i grabbed for my controller but nothing it was just laying in the seat nothing pushing the buttons and pushing the buttons didn't make a difference. Just kept running. Finally I just disconnected the positive wire from the solenoid and it finally stopped. Has anyone seen anything like this before? The pump was new in April of this year.:yow!:
  2. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    See it happen to plows on occasion..

    The motor solenoid was stuck on for one reason or another...

    It either shorted out internally...or the controller shorted and activated the solenoid..

    Check the activation post on the solenoid to see if it has power without the controller button being pressed.. if it does then the controller is the problem.

    If the post doesn't have power from the controller but it still tries to run, then the solenoid is stuck on. Replace the solenoid.