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Western motor ooops

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by glenspot, Nov 29, 2004.

  1. glenspot

    glenspot Senior Member
    Messages: 255

    On the western motor there are 4 torx-head screws that go into the sides of the motor.

    Don't ask me how but 2 of the 4 torx screws were taken out. (It has to do with an over-anxious teenager and a new set of torx wrenches.)...anyway

    I can't seem to get them re-installed. The holes are not threaded, and inside the holes there seems to be just a smooth piece of metal.

    An over anxious dad (me) tried to operate the plow with the screws out and burned up the solenoid (sp?). (Maybe one doesn't have anything to do with the other, I don't know)

    Do I need to open the top of the motor and turn something?

    Next snowfall is Thursday....

    Thanks, in advance for your help.


    BTW, we got 15 - 20" of snow over the last 3 days. It turned into 3 plow able events...
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2004
  2. Tarkus

    Tarkus PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,113

    Those screws likely held the field cores in place in the case and when you powered it up it would have pulled them into the armature a looked the motor up and drawn very high current which could have toast solenoid as well. Motot might be okay but you will have to pull it and dismantle it to get the fieild coils lined up to get the bolts back it.