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    Default Magnum powrlift not working

    Anyone know much about these or is there someone local who works them? I hear a click but nothing happens
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    There's a little inline breaker--check it--the reset button is about the size of a pencil lead.

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    Assuming it's not the breaker, put power to the actuator and see what happens. Is this a new install, has it been working previously, etc.?

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    Whereís this reset breaker at? Ya it worked before. Does the battery need to be full charge for it to work? I think a kid was pressing my buttons.
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    Lifts are a high draw unit, the click is most likely the relay. I would connect a full charged battery to it and try that first. Also a battery disconnect switch is a good idea.
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    I wondered about that. Itís been sitting for almost two months with only one use. Iíll toss a charger on it and see how it does after that. I can still start my motor and run my tilt/trim but I donít think those need much juice.
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    If it will start, might be something else. Maybe try with it running making power. A GENTLE tap on the motor while someone works the switch, might have a little something on the armature. Also should have a larger main power and ground wire on the battery make sure those are tight and clean.
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    Tried it while running as well. Battery cables are all tight. Not sure where this little reset button is though.
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    I've since re-wired it but when I got my new-to-me Wooly a few years ago, the lift was wired direct to the battery with its own terminal connections. The in-line breaker was close the the battery end of those connections.
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    What happens if you bypass the breaker and run power straight off the battery? Can I do that to see if the breaker is the problem or will I cook something doing that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BRWNBR View Post
    What happens if you bypass the breaker and run power straight off the battery? Can I do that to see if the breaker is the problem or will I cook something doing that?
    If you have no load on it that is a good check.


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    Dunno a Magnum from a martian, but I have an Atlas. That one requires lube. Any comparison to your unit?
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    I chatted with magnum on the phone, they are thinking my motor got water in it, the nut where the wires go into the motor isnít tight and possibly some water Got inside there. Breaker is good, gonna bypass control box to make sure itís not that and get a good charge on the battery to make sure itís not that as Well before we start sending motors thru the mail.
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    Battery was very weak. 11 volts. Gonna see what happens with a fresh charge on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BRWNBR View Post
    Battery was very weak. 11 volts. Gonna see what happens with a fresh charge on it.
    Da*n batteries!!! What is it about batteries on a boat? You can go for years on your car battery without a problem, but it seems that as soon as you put one in a boat there's gonna be a problem with it. I can't tell ya how many problems I've had with boat batteries over the years!!! Sure hope that fixes your problem buddy...
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    No joy on the charged battery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrownBear View Post
    Dunno a Magnum from a martian, but I have an Atlas. That one requires lube. Any comparison to your unit?
    Not familiar with the atlas, pictures look kinda similar but lift
    Motors look a lot different.
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