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I have one of those 3000# Gorilla winches. All is good, except one thing. What is wrong when the cable will spool out but won't spool back in? The contactor clicks, so I know the switch is good. Would it be the contactor or the winch itself?
 

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I called Gorilla and they said that the contactor is probably the problem. I looked at the contactor and there is rust on the nuts on top, but everything looks fairly good. I know getting it wet will cause it to go bad, the question is, how do you keep it from getting wet? I have it in the trunk section in the back, and I mounted it in the top corner. I also put sillicone all over it and marine grease as well. Any other ideas?
 

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Nope, no remote on mine.
 

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Mine has the remote and it comes with the contacts in an enclosed box. I just silconed the crap out of it and mounted it in the back tool box. I have had no problems yet and it's been on there for a year.
 

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I got the contactor in yesterday and I piled the silicone on it. First I put on dielectric grease on all metal parts and then I siliconed all of the seams and remounted it. The contactor was definetely the problem because the winch is working fine!
 

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You can also try the spray that you use on the battery terminals to keep corrosion building up.
 

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Yeah I spray every eletrical and moving part with white Lithium grease. It comes out like WD-40, but it stays for a long, long time.
 

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well i got that taken care of but now i have burnt two sets of contacts . put my tester on them. power IS goin in but nothin commin out. they just gonna send more contacts to me but i dont know why they burn up
 

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I had problems with mine doing the same thing. I ended up mounting the contactor to a aluminum plate then mounting the plate to the bike. This keeps the contactor from getting any kind of a twist or bind in it when you mount it. Solved my problem.
 
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