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Plow pump will not go down...

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Plowgirl30, Feb 8, 2005.

  1. Plowgirl30

    Plowgirl30 Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    Hi! We own a Meyers plow and the last big snow storm we had it kept getting stuck in the up position. And of course now that we might get snow this week it will not go down at all. Does anyone know why this might be happening? :angel: This could be a potential problem in the event that we do have snow....LOL
  2. ratlover

    ratlover PlowSite.com Addict
    from IL
    Messages: 1,325

    sylindoid is pissed I would bet or the wiring to it. When you try to raise the blade the pump makes noise but no lift correct?
  3. SteveB(wi)

    SteveB(wi) Member
    Messages: 70

    Here is a link to the repair manual. You'll have to choose which model and language. It has some good troubleshooting charts and diagrams. without knowing which model you have I'll guess it's an E-47 and the valve for down is the "A" valve on the rear of the unit with the black wire. Two basic things have to happen. power comes to the magnetic coil which magnetizes the valve and operates it. You need to see if you have power to it, then if it magnetizes if power is there. If all that is happening there is a problem in the valve itself. Most likely as said it's wiring or coil is shot.

  4. Plowgirl30

    Plowgirl30 Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    Plow pump won't go down....

    Thanks guys that is a big help! I thought it might be the selinoid also..... It does make noise and it does freeze up like all the meyers plows that I have been reading about....I am going to flush the system and see what happens.......Thanks for the help.
  5. SkykingHD

    SkykingHD Senior Member
    Messages: 368

    Plow wont lower

    If your fluid freezes up your plow will not go down. If the plow will lower when it warms above freezing point of water your problem is contaminated fluid. Also remember you have fluid in the power angle rams.

    The manual should answer all your questions. Also I feel good maintenance is complete fluid change every year.