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Ultra mount motor running after button is released

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by leeddog65, Jan 31, 2014.

  1. leeddog65

    leeddog65 Member
    Messages: 85

    I have an older style, 3 plug ultra mount. Works fine, I think the cold hurt it a bit.

    Occassionally, after you release the button, any of them other then down, the motor continues to run and the plow wants to go up and or right.

    Any suggestions?

  2. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,391

    Test light the small terminals at the solenoid. Find out if the solenoid is staying on cause its bad or if its getting signal to stay on.
  3. leeddog65

    leeddog65 Member
    Messages: 85

    Ok, didn't feel like testing(don't know how and just lazy) so I switched solenoids and still running so Im thinking another issue, ideas? suggestions? Type slowly and don't use big words....lol
  4. maxwellp

    maxwellp PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,123

    Controller or short in a wire.
  5. leeddog65

    leeddog65 Member
    Messages: 85

    Controller less then a year old, Ill be pissed....definitely a possibility, but can there be underlying problem causing controller to be going bad?
    Just trying to eliminate possibilities?
  6. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,391

    Controller or wiring
  7. mishnick

    mishnick 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,353

    Spilled drink on the controller makes the buttons stick. You can take them apart and clean under the rubber cover. Even a brand new controller will stick if you spill pop or sweet coffee on it. Happens more than you would think....
  8. leeddog65

    leeddog65 Member
    Messages: 85

    Yeah, put OLD controller on it, still doesn't work right, bt seems to be controller. Thanks for the help, its a truck I don't personally drive, so who knows what may have happened, Ill clean them ALL up after this snow passes.
  9. firefighter1406

    firefighter1406 Senior Member
    Messages: 345

    I had the same issue with my mvp. Was also told controller, mine was 3 yrs old. Bought a new one and then found some wires that were crushed in the loom. Not saying it wasn't partly the controller. I would take a look over all wiring real good first. Before spending the outrageous money they want for the controllers.
  10. hammerstein

    hammerstein Senior Member
    Messages: 318

    Parts are covered by a 1 year warranty
  11. leeddog65

    leeddog65 Member
    Messages: 85

    Definitely controller, one year warranty from Western?