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Salter Quit!

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by brandon.edwards, Dec 22, 2012.

  1. brandon.edwards

    brandon.edwards Member
    Messages: 39

    My salt spreader quit on me. I got it installed a month ago and after that tested it and it worked fine. Havent had any salt in it yet. I go to hook it up yesterday and i hear the solenoid clicking underneath my hood, but the auger is not spinning. I put my mulitmeter on the connector and im getting about 6 volts from it. Im not sure what I am supposed to get, but i know its higher than that. Maybe i burned up the solenoid>???:confused:
    There are no fuses, but im at a loss at the moment. And I have to lay down salt on a couple lots in the AM
  2. EIB

    EIB Senior Member
    Messages: 258

    check the voltage on both sides of the solenoid. it should be 12 volts on the one side when off and on both sides when turned on.
  3. goel

    goel PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,079

    Try posting a little info about the make and model. For all we know you are using a walk behind with Christmas lights and the lights just won't turn on.
  4. Spool it up

    Spool it up Senior Member
    Messages: 912

    no inline fuses ??? what type spreader ?
  5. Raymond S.

    Raymond S. Senior Member
    Messages: 513

    Check connections? Does it spin freely by hand? Gently tap the solenoid?