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Unread 02-18-2013, 11:32 PM   #1
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Winch Not Going Out

The other day when me and my brother went wheeling, we got caught up in some snow and we needed to use the winch. When we tried to use it, we plugged it in and pushed the out arrow on the control handle (i guess thats what you call it), and it wouldn't come out only in.

So if anyone can tell me what might be wrong or if they know that would be fantastic.

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Unread 02-19-2013, 12:00 AM   #2
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what brand winch?
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Unread 02-19-2013, 09:58 AM   #3
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1.) you don't have power from the battery

2.) your solenoid is bad

3.) your controller is bad

4.) you have loose connections
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Unread 02-19-2013, 10:46 AM   #4
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Its most likely a solenoid issue if the winch will power in but not out. What winch do you have?
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Unread 02-19-2013, 12:44 PM   #5
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Its most likely a solenoid issue if the winch will power in but not out. What winch do you have?
^ My vote. I had this happen on a milemarker e8000 once.
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Unread 02-19-2013, 08:15 PM   #6
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Heres some extras, (his brother speaking, or typing?)

Its a smittybilt XRC8, the controller button lights up when you press the out but nothing happens. Dont notice a change in idle or anything.

Where could we find a solenoid, in the plugin box?
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Unread 02-19-2013, 08:40 PM   #7
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Yup.
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Hm, must investigate..
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Unread 02-19-2013, 09:53 PM   #9
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If ya know someone with a controller you can try. Would eliminate that. Or use a jumper across the pins on the box. 1 is hot, other two control in/out.
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Unread 02-19-2013, 09:54 PM   #10
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Thanks guys, and thanks John for the extras... Still new to the whole Jeep thing...

Where do you guys think i could get one and what is the price of a solenoid?
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Unread 02-20-2013, 07:08 AM   #11
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You should probably call Smittybilt customer service. They could probably give you more info on troubleshooting and cost of repair parts. Good luck.
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