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    Success! I got it running again, but I'm not 100% certain what was wrong. It appears it was a software issue.

    I followed the troubleshooting advice here. Checked those sites Doug - same problem there.

    Shear pin was fine. No signs of moisture or overheating.There were no power supply issues and no mechanical things that I could see without stripping it down fully. I didn't want to get into that 'cause it's still under warranty. I completely powered it down, dissipated any residual charge, powered it up again and it was fine. Now I need to keep my fingers crossed as I give it a proper open water test.

    Thanks for all the advice, and stand by for a report after I test it.

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    This guy has the same issue. Perhaps an idea.

    http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=467416

    A little more info.

    http://www.ehow.com/how_7319668_trou...minn-kota.html

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    whiskywizard wrote:
    I have a new Minn Kota Powerdrive V2 iPilot on a fishing boat. The trolling motor failed this morning. I ran it for a few hours this morning, on and off, and was returning to my dock. Chewed through some weeds, it slowed and then stalled. I picked it up, cleared the prop and dropped it into the water again thinking the weeds were too much. Now, the prop won't power up.

    I could use some trouble shooting help, before I pull it off and take it back for service.

    Here's what I know right now:

    The motor worked perfectly earlier this morning. I used it for traveling through the stump fields, holding position and a little maneuvering. Maybe 60 minutes total run time.

    The motor is less than 1 month old and has about 5-6h use on it.

    The batteries are less than 1 month old and have the same use on them.

    The batteries get charged every time I return home with the boat.

    I checked battery voltage as soon as I got back to the dock. In series the 2 batteries showed 25.05VDC. Individually they were 12.52VDC and 12.51VDC. This was immediately after using it for several hours.

    The Minn Kota's own battery monitor shows 3/4.

    The powerdrive steering still works, and will rotate the power head in either direction.

    When I press the PROP button on the remote to call for motor power, I can hear a relay click in the unit, and I get the beep tone to acknowledge the request for power.

    I cannot hear the motor in any way.

    The circuit breaker has not tripped (obviously - the steering and beep tones still work)

    The prop turns freely by hand.

    There's nothing visible in between the prop and the power head.

    The motor is hard-wired in, no plug between the unit and the battery.

    Any ideas, or must I lose it to warranty work for 6 weeks?
    Jam,

    Don't know a thing about them but a wild guess is their a sheerpin on the prop??

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    I have a new Minn Kota Powerdrive V2 iPilot on a fishing boat. The trolling motor failed this morning. I ran it for a few hours this morning, on and off, and was returning to my dock. Chewed through some weeds, it slowed and then stalled. I picked it up, cleared the prop and dropped it into the water again thinking the weeds were too much. Now, the prop won't power up.

    I could use some trouble shooting help, before I pull it off and take it back for service.

    Here's what I know right now:

    The motor worked perfectly earlier this morning. I used it for traveling through the stump fields, holding position and a little maneuvering. Maybe 60 minutes total run time.

    The motor is less than 1 month old and has about 5-6h use on it.

    The batteries are less than 1 month old and have the same use on them.

    The batteries get charged every time I return home with the boat.

    I checked battery voltage as soon as I got back to the dock. In series the 2 batteries showed 25.05VDC. Individually they were 12.52VDC and 12.51VDC. This was immediately after using it for several hours.

    The Minn Kota's own battery monitor shows 3/4.

    The powerdrive steering still works, and will rotate the power head in either direction.

    When I press the PROP button on the remote to call for motor power, I can hear a relay click in the unit, and I get the beep tone to acknowledge the request for power.

    I cannot hear the motor in any way.

    The circuit breaker has not tripped (obviously - the steering and beep tones still work)

    The prop turns freely by hand.

    There's nothing visible in between the prop and the power head.

    The motor is hard-wired in, no plug between the unit and the battery.

    Any ideas, or must I lose it to warranty work for 6 weeks?
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