warn winch- winds out:wont wind in

Submitted: Tuesday, Mar 29, 2005 at 21:27
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my winch winds out normally but the relays in the control box only click when i wind it in. i have checked my controller switch and it's fine. i need a wiring diagram to prove which relay is faulty and which combination is the out / in circuit. Where can i find one??
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Reply By: Member - Matt Mu (Perth-WA) - Tuesday, Mar 29, 2005 at 22:36

Tuesday, Mar 29, 2005 at 22:36
Cant help you with the diagram, but with a test light you should be able to work it out in a few minutes.

When you wind out, one solenoid will energise and supply power south to the winch. Hold the test lamp on the output from solenoid to winch and flick the switch, solenoid should energise, winch should wind out and light should come on! The other may energise (clicking noise) but winch wont winch in and light wont light!

If the power to the suspect solenoid IS present on the other side then the solenoid is US if there is no power above the solenoid, then the problem is before that (I though there was a few solenoids??) Just keep working back till you find the suspect component!

Goodluck

Matt.

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Follow Up By: platypus - Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 18:09

Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 18:09
thanks matt.

the reason i couldn't source which solenoid was out was because both the solenoids in the wind in circuit had blown at the same time.
i was working on the premise that only one would have blown. 2 new solenoids and it is good as new.
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Reply By: Member - John (Vic) - Wednesday, Mar 30, 2005 at 01:13

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2005 at 01:13
Platypus my Warn has developed the same problem. although now it won't go in or out.

Last time this happened it was traced back to an internal earth wire inside the casing so I was told by ARB who fixed the problem. Not a solenoid issue.

Now as I said it's done it again so I will have to have it looked at again.
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Follow Up By: platypus - Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 18:10

Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 18:10
thanks john
the reason i couldn't source which solenoid was out was because both the solenoids in the wind in circuit had blown at the same time.
i was working on the premise that only one would have blown. 2 new solenoids and it is good as new.
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Reply By: Well 55 - Wednesday, Mar 30, 2005 at 07:15

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2005 at 07:15
There are 4 solinoids in the control box and any one of them can cause this problem. It's either a dirty/coroded contact or a bad earth, or a u/s solinoid.

The earth strap is only a small wire that is often put under one of the securing bolts for the control box, it needs to be a clean contact, so this is worth checking as well.
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Follow Up By: platypus - Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 18:11

Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 18:11
thanks well 55
the reason i couldn't source which solenoid was out was because both the solenoids in the wind in circuit had blown at the same time.
i was working on the premise that only one would have blown. 2 new solenoids and it is good as new.
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Reply By: Jim-Bob - Wednesday, Mar 30, 2005 at 09:07

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2005 at 09:07
G'day platypus
Try this site, it's for a high mount but wiring should be the same.
www.pirate4x4.com/tech/billavista/8274
If your earth wire has a dirty contact or broken the winch wont work in either direction.
Hope this helps.
Safe travells

Jim-Bob
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Follow Up By: platypus - Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 18:11

Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 18:11
thanks jim bob
the reason i couldn't source which solenoid was out was because both the solenoids in the wind in circuit had blown at the same time.
i was working on the premise that only one would have blown. 2 new solenoids and it is good as new.
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Reply By: Wizard1 - Wednesday, Mar 30, 2005 at 11:31

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2005 at 11:31
Most of the problems with my winch are usually operator error codes.........

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Follow Up By: platypus - Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 18:12

Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 18:12
thanks wizard1
the reason i couldn't source which solenoid was out was because both the solenoids in the wind in circuit had blown at the same time.
i was working on the premise that only one would have blown. 2 new solenoids and it is good as new.
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