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i was using my winch to pull 2 four wheelers out of a pretty good mud hole and the near the end of havin the second one pulled out my winch started acting up i would let go of the button and it would continue to wind in. now all it does when i hit the button is click each time i hit the button what has gone wrong???? anyone havge anyideas???
 

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not sure cuz i dont have a winch and dont have much experience with them, but i keep reading posts on here about contactors going bad whatever that may be, you might check that
 

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mine i had on my rancher did the same thing the gear on the inside may be stipped
 

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has to be in the switch or connection to the solenoid.
 

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That is really strange; Warns have been bulletproof for me. I guess it is possible that the contactor was to hot and is now not working properly. I would not do the jumper cable thing. Get a hold of Warn but it sounds like the contactor is your problem.
 

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i just called the WARN warranty information center and they told me to first put the winch in free spool then take jumper cable and see if motor turns over then call em back so ill try that and well see what they say
 

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Check your battery voltage , a low voltage battery will cause the winch soleniod to stick , IE keeping it running when the button is released. It will also cause it to click due to not enough ampage to engage after released. If you have been playing in the mud, clean all the contacts.
Hope this helps.
 

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Sounds like a loose cable or short somewhere. But a jumper cable will for sure indicate what the problem is. If you free spool the winch out, check that the cable did not jump the spool and jam in the side of the roller. I have seen this happen before.
 

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tried the jumper cab;e thing didnt do nothin but not sure if im suppose to hit the switch or what in or out you know every time i hit the button any other time the lil box clicks and not the motor tried to call warn but they are closed today
 

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Sounds like the contactor is out.
 

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If you were running the motor under alot of load for an extented period of time. Sorry to say you fried the motor. They are not conutious motors that can stay running for a long time. On for a short time off for a long time, they heat up good. I hope that's not your problem but my guess it is. Keep us post after you talk to warn. GOOD LUCK
 

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so today i called warn again and told them that the winch still wouldnt do nothin and they told me to disconnect the blue and yellow wires i beieve it is and try jumpin the winch off with no wires attached SSTILLLLL NOTHIN man i aint believeing this i bought the winch june 12 and already dissatisified now i have to send it off and they said they would look at it and if it wasnt OPERATOR ABUSED that they would replace it **** this was the first real time i used the **** thing well i will let yall know what they say when i fing out HOW do you abuse a winch in a month and a half i only used my quad on the weekends!!!! and i dont f* around with it I HOPE WARN MAKES ME HAPPY IN THE END
 

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dont mean to be an A$$ or anything, but if your riding with others just break a towstrap or a rope with hooks on it, i bought a 15' rope from walmart that had a hook on each end and has a 1500lb rating on it, nothing super strong but it gets the job done...if you ride with other people thats all you need, 2 people shouldnt ever be stuck in the same hole at the same time, 1 person go through at a time, if 1 gets stuck pull him out and let the next guy try it...all the experiences that ive had with winches werent worth a darn becuz i was so stuck that the bike that was on dry ground that was winching me was being drug into the mud hole that i was in

just my experiences with winches
 

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dont mean to be an A$$ or anything, but if your riding with others just break a towstrap or a rope with hooks on it, i bought a 15' rope from walmart that had a hook on each end and has a 1500lb rating on it, nothing super strong but it gets the job done...if you ride with other people thats all you need, 2 people shouldnt ever be stuck in the same hole at the same time, 1 person go through at a time, if 1 gets stuck pull him out and let the next guy try it...all the experiences that ive had with winches werent worth a darn becuz i was so stuck that the bike that was on dry ground that was winching me was being drug into the mud hole that i was in

just my experiences with winches
i would take the winch apart but mark it with a scribe so you do not put the motor on backwards so it works right.and pull it apart and look at the motor and see if its fried or not look at the brushes and the armature and the magnots to see sign of ware and look at the gears. if nothing check the silinoid beacouse they will sometimes stick and mess up what you will need to do is take the silionoid off the bike and take the screws holding the thing togater and there will be 2 caps and springs that want to come out after you take it apart clean them up with a erraser of a pensal. and do the same with the upper connection and put a little dioletric greese on the connection and try that thats what i did to my winch and new silnoid after i bougth it from crash that thing kicks a$$ used it sunday and barride my bike and pulled it out like noting.
 

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got a call from WARN today they said that the brushes in the motor of thw winch had fallen off due to over heating!!!! said theyll replace it since it is their newest model :warn xt30 wireless said it would take 2 to 3 weeks and ill have it back so i guess overall i am happy bout that hate that it takes so long but atleast they are fixin it
 
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