I had to cancel a solo ride I had planned for this past weekend because of a jammed winch on my King Quad. I was just about to load the ATV onto my truck and my neighbor asked about the winch so I decided to demonstrate it by hooking it to the back of the truck or something. Of course it didn't work. It appears to be jammed as everything else is normal but the drum won't turn in either direction. I checked the electrical connections and they appear to be fine.
It's a X-1 Superwinch that came with the ATV, (package deal) and I've never had to use it since trying it out in the beginning. I tried to pull out the knob on the side of the winch to unlock it but arm strength isn't gonna do it. I'm trying to figure out just what to use on it but I'm also leery about putting to much force on the knob and breaking it. Any ideas as to how I can get some leverage so I can unjam the winch?
Once I do that, I will be able to determine if it really is just a jam or if there is something else wrong. For now though I really need to figure out how to unjam the thing.