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ST click - that's it ??!!

Discussion in 'Sno-Way Discussion' started by scottL, Dec 27, 2009.

  1. scottL

    scottL PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,613

    New ST ... only used this season. Once or twice it would hesitate to lift. Last night plowing went to lift the plow into a pile and nothing.

    Click from the solenoid and nothing else. We had to get a jack and release the DP relief in order for the plow to raise so we could get it home.

    All things visual seem fine, power, ground, everything is clean. It seems to be stuck with pressure or the motor is dead. No sound from the motor but, to lift I had to release the DP presure.

    Any thoughts?? ( None of the dealers are on until Monday ).
  2. festerw

    festerw Senior Member
    Messages: 986

    Use some jumper cables and put 12v to the motor, if it runs you need a new solenoid.
  3. JeepTJ

    JeepTJ Senior Member
    Messages: 225

    Do you have remote control? If yes, does it have fresh batteries?

  4. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    Use entergizers.

    Check the fuses under the pump cover.
  5. scottL

    scottL PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,613

    So...... We have a wired controller. I went through some basics and I thought either pressure was built up from a stuck whatever causing the motor to not perform or the motor was toast.

    On a Sunday we started calling around and found a local shop who just happened to be checking vmails...... He took us right away and it turned out something inside the motor failed. So, he replaced the entire motor. All is happy now.

    I've never had a motor fail without warning before. Usually they start to whine, draw more amps ... something. Now she is humming along.

    ( We asked if they could set the PSI reliefs on the unit too ... he had no ideas what I was talking about. But, he had a motor :nod: )