Why did my winch stop working?

If the winch does not work in the other direction then the solenoid has a problem. If the winch moves in only one direction, inspect the connections on that solenoid and ensure they are clear of corrosion and make good contact. To test the motor, apply the +12V power wire to each of the two terminals on the motor.

How do I know if my winch solenoid is bad?

Conduct another voltmeter test on the large studs with the winch turned on. There should be no OHM reading. Measure the OHM reading of the two small studs with the voltmeter when the winch is on. If there is no reading on the voltmeter, then the solenoid isn’t working properly.

How do I know if my winch contactor is bad?

To determine if you have a bad contactor first check to see if the battery has sufficient voltage to power the winch and that there is a power wire hooked to the battery. 2. Look for any faulty wiring issues. (i.e. exposed wires that might be contacting the frame or disconnected wires).

Why does my Warn winch just clicks?

If you can hear a click but your motor doesn’t operate (in one direction or both), it is likely one of three things. Cables or connections, the motor itself, or one or more solenoids. Start with the cheapest and simplest- checking the cables visually and cleaning up the ends.

Does a Warn winch have a fuse?

Bought my first Warn 8274 in 1973. Warn did not recommend using a breaker/fuse back then, and they don’t today. A circuit breaker or a fuse is not recommended. A winch can draw 400 amperes or more.

How do you test a Warn winch switch?

The easiest way to test the switch would be to run power directly to the winch, bypassing the switch. If it powers on just fine then there is an issue with the switch or its wiring. You can also check for continuity by removing the switch wires (red is power, black is ground).

Does my winch need a circuit breaker?

You don’t need a circuit breaker, fuse, or switch. If necessary, Warn (and the better MNFRs) would include them on their winches. These draw too much current, and you don’t see or hear or read about winch caused fires.

Do you fuse a winch?

No fuse should be needed. That winch will draw your battery dry under a full load without any damage to it. That’s why such heavy gauge wire is used. Check the specs on that winch and you’ll find at a full load it will draw up to 200 amps or more.

Are there any problems with the Warn winch bin?

Warn is known for sealing this contractor to stop water from getting into it. However, Warn did recall several older models due to faulty contractors that could have caused fires.

Is the 16.5ti heavyweight a heavy duty winch?

16.5ti Heavyweight Winch | WARN Industries If you’re looking for heavy duty winches, these are it.

Why is the motor on my Warn winch not working?

Motor Quits Working Often people have found that their Warn Winch motor quits working. This is probably due to a variety of issues including dirt/grime getting into the motor casing, a bad ground contact or the motor gears getting stuck. The solutions are fairly easy and basic.

How does the warn remote control system work?

The WARN Wireless Control System lets you remotely control your WARN winch from up to 50’ (15.2m) away. The new system is plug-and-play: It simply plugs in where you’d normally attach your corded remote–no wiring, no hassle. Weatherproof transmitter has two large buttons making it easy to operate, even while wearing gloves..