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08-06-04, 04:01 PM   #1  
trolling motor help

i have just aquired a motorguide 60V, ZX model trolling motor, 24 volt with 60lbs thrust. It will only run in high gear and i need to know if there is a test i can make to find out if the trouble is in the switch or the motor.... thanks for the help........

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08-08-04, 08:40 AM   #2  
Hello: flyguy

I would start with the switch. Easiest part to replace, if needed. Also least costly. Motor testing must be done professionally, in my opinion. Electric motor repair shops can be located in the phone book.

Do a continuity test to determine if the switch has contact through all terminals. Bypassing the terminals one at a time may help also. Just be sure not to cross flow the power into the motor during the test while the current flows, if the motor does not have a reverse.

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