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Western plow motor is sticking on

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by Plowking620, Dec 1, 2008.

  1. Plowking620

    Plowking620 Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    The motor on the plow is sticking on, but will turn of if its moved around with the joystick in the truck. But lately its getting a lot worse, we have to turn off the truck to get it to stop at times. We replaced a solenoid under the hood last year, which i believe was the UH solenoid. So we came to an idea that its the motor its self. Also after a period of time the motor gets very hot to the touch. We have a ford F-250 with a western plow.
  2. festerw

    festerw Senior Member
    Messages: 986

    Sounds like your motor is going bad, drawing high amps and burning out the solenoid.

    Try cleaning up the connections especially the grounds, then replace the solenoid (preferably with a Trombetta). If it is still getting hot replace the motor.
  3. Crash935

    Crash935 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377


    First of all, going to assume this is a unimount.

    Second, the motor gets power from the solenoid after the solenoid gets a signal from the controller. If you WIGGLE the controller the motor stops, i would look at the controller, sounds like its sticking.

    Easy to check, get a test light and a buddy, hook the test light to a ground and hold the test light on the small terminal with the brown/red wire, have buddy run the plow until it acts up, if the brown/red wire stays hot when it acts up and until your buddy shakes the controller its the controller, if the brown/red wire isnt hot but the motor is still running, its the solenoid.
  4. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    Next time it sticks, unplug the controller, if it stops, it's the controller.;)
  5. Plowking620

    Plowking620 Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    Fixed it

    Thanks for the info and tips. It turned out to be the solenoid under the hood we got it to do it then we taped on the solenoid and it stopped so we ran out and got one at that turned out to be the problem. THANKS GUYS