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Western Tornado issues

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by jvandy0112, Jan 11, 2016.

  1. jvandy0112

    jvandy0112 Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    My control is beeping 7 times and the book says "Over 32 amps for up to 3 seconds. Spinner is stalled." would this be a bad spinner motor or a bad module?
  2. Hysert

    Hysert PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,678

    Does the spinner move by hand?? Have you tried running it off a battery charger? But don't jump the module!!
  3. jvandy0112

    jvandy0112 Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    The motor is drawing over 32 amps and shuts down after 3-4 seconds of running?
  4. mishnick

    mishnick 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,353

    There are two spade connectors in the wires going to the spinner motor. Disoconnect them and then hook 12V directly to the spinner motor. Measure the current draw with a clampon amp meter to see if current is actually over 32A. DO NOT SEND POWER BACK TO THE MODULE! Will probably be one of the spinner shaft bearings seizing creating too much load on the motor. Not likely the module.
  5. jvandy0112

    jvandy0112 Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    Turns out it was bad bearings in the spinner motor caused it to draw to many amps. Found one for $299, Thanks for the help!