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  • Help!!! Dead trolling motor

    Posted by cruss77 on June 14, 2016 at 11:55 pm

    We were out Sunday and the trolling motor died on us. It just quit in the middle of the lake. We thought it was the armature because we found a bad ohm reading across one half. So I bought a new armature, brushes, and seal kit. Still doesn’t work. I’m reading voltage across the brushes and ground, but the prop doesn’t move and it doesn’t seem to turn as free as it once did. Anyone have an idea of what could be wrong? About to check the footpedal, going to try and jumper things out but jumper the prongs out but I’ll be flying blind on that. Anything else I could check? Any help would definitely be appreciated.

    ajspence2 replied 7 years, 5 months ago 3 Members · 3 Replies
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  • bigred13

    June 15, 2016 at 2:09 am

    Have you removed the prop and checked for anything wrapped up in there? Mine stopped once because of that … I had a good 25 yards of someones red crappie maxx line twisted around the inner shaft.

  • cruss77

    June 15, 2016 at 3:08 am

    I had a little, 10yds or so, in there from before but I had removed about how a month before it quit working. I ended up taking off the top cover and wired the motor directly to a battery jumper. It started working so I buttoned everything back up and used the boat battery and foot pedal to enable it. It is working again now. Only thing I can possibly see is that it shorted out somewhere at the top end and by me direct wiring the motor it released. Maybe the fuse wasn’t connected all the way because I checked it and it was fine. I don’t know what I really did to fix it but it is working now. I do know way too much about trolling motors now, which I guess is good. I’m just glad it is working.

  • ajspence2

    June 15, 2016 at 4:47 pm

    I had that happen on mine and that was just because I popped the breaker… glad it’s working again!

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