The way you have the winch mounted and the wire rope coming off the winch, you may be working against the brake.
The winch cable should be coming off the bottom of the drum, as it appears his is.
I believe it is coming off the bottom, but I just bought it as-is already mounted to the mount, so I will double check it. It was spooling in and out fine.
94 V8 YJ, SOA, H1's, 37's, HP D44, D60, 4.88's, winch and some other goodies
1946 CJ2A, 225 V6, T98 D18, Warn OD, D30/D44. Dual winches mild lift & 34's
1966 M416 1/4 ton Military Trailer Expo Trailer
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