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    The last time I droped my anchor all went well until I tried to bring it back in. It barely started then it quit and belive me it is a tough haul by hand. I removed the deck switch cap and tested for voltage and there is power there. Before I do more does any one have an idea as to where I should look next.

    The windless is on a 3818 so hope someone might have an idea.

    #2
    Needs brushes or the brushes are stuck very normal in the Muir windless
    1988 3818
    EH 700
    Custom hard top enclosed

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      #3
      Just a thought. Did you check the voltage when the winch put a load on the battery? Your volt meter may read just fine with no load.
      Just love being on my 3870............Bill
      1985 3870
      Twin 130 Mits. not turbo charged
      Name of boat is "Plenty Of Fish"
      Live on board full time.
      North Myrtle Beach, SC

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        #4
        Faulty brushes are very common.

        I would do as Bill suggested though, and check to make sure you are getting full power to the windlass. Voltage means little if the cables are corroded and will not carry current.

        Maybe connect a jumper battery directly to the windlass and try it.
        Joel
        1987 3818 Hino 175
        "Knotty Girl"
        Prince Rupert B.C.

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          #5
          + 1 on the jumper lead test - try bridging across your deck switch terminals as well. Its not uncommon for the switch contacts to carbon up especially if they are carrying the full load of the winch directly rather than through a solenoid. If the winch runs you probably just have a faulty switch.

          Ian B)
          Ian & Emma
          MV "LaPaloma"
          1990 4588
          Bay of Islands
          New Zealand

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            #6
            Jim Thomas at imtra corp. He is the man on your winch, he walked me threw mine on rebuild and sent parts quickly. once ya take it off boat and disassemble have housing powder coated. for a couple hundred bucks you will have a new winch. CK POWER FIRST.
            1993 43.88 bayliner motoryatch

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              #7
              Take apart your deck switches and sand/clean the contacts. That fixes mine every couple years when it acts up.
              Esteban
              Huntington Beach, California
              2018 Element 16
              Currently looking for 32xx in South Florida
              Former Bayliners: 3218, 2859, 2252, 1952

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                #8
                +1 - my deck switches were toast when I got my boat, 30 minutes to remove, sand the contacts and replace, good as new.

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                  #9
                  Thanks for your help, how do I check the brushes, does the winch have to be removed?

                  Ray

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                    #10
                    Hi Ray

                    Yes ....you have to get the bottom of the windlass.I assume its a Muir horizontal type??
                    Brad & Sharon
                    Lady Jake
                    1985 4550 EH 700TI /Twin Disc 502
                    LaConner,Wa. (summer)
                    2003 Scout CC 24' W/225 Yamaha
                    kailua Kona,Hi (Winter)

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