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Unread 07-20-2013, 04:42 PM   #1
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ramsey winch problem please help...

so i used my ramsey REP 8000e series winch this past weekend and it was working fine until the last time i was going to re-spool the line nothing would happen. it clicks whether i press "in" or "out" so i know the selanoids are working.

i took the battery lines off the winch motor and put jumper cables straight from the jeep battery to the winch motor and nothing happend. i did this to by-pass the selanoids and see if the motors stiil good. i was told that by doing this that the motor should re-spool itself if it is directly jumped to the jeep battery.

Do i need a new motor? it makes no noise at all when i did this process of testing the winch.

any suggestions??

if i need a new motor where can i find one? i just started looking for a new motor and cant find one for the REP 8000e series.

thanks guys...

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Unread 07-20-2013, 07:01 PM   #2
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Here is a link for troubleshooting. Summit has the motor if needed.
http://www.offroaders.com/tech/winch...leshooting.htm
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Unread 07-20-2013, 08:53 PM   #3
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Remove the motor from the winch and take the rear cap off. Look for a broken brush wire or connection to the brushes. While you're at it look for signs of water damage such as rust. There's not much to a motor.
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Unread 07-20-2013, 11:14 PM   #4
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im gonna take it apart tomorrow and check that out, thanks so much for the help!
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Unread 07-21-2013, 05:20 PM   #5
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took the motor out and found this, im not sure what its called exactly but the four black metal things that are attached to the wiring ( the each have springs underneath)-two of them are seized in and warn very badly compared to the other two, you can see that in the photo. im planning on buying a new motor.

can i purchase any motor or do i have to get the exact motor that came with the winch? i heard any motor can work but im not sure if thats true.

sorry for my lack of knowledge on winches...
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Unread 07-25-2013, 10:08 AM   #6
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You've had water in the motor. The two black things are brushes. Pull them out and sand them until they're smooth. If they're stuck try pushing them down to break them loose. Same for the other two. They also need to float freely without binding in their sockets. The spring below them keeps them in contact with the commutator, which also needs to be sanded with a numerically high grit paper to remove the oxidation. You should see a bright metal finish when you're done. You want the surfaces to be as clean and smooth as possible. Spray everything off with CRC electrical cleaner or similar to remove the sanding and brush residue. Apply a little grease to the bearings and silicone where the housing meets the ends of the motor. You should be good to go after that.
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Unread 07-25-2013, 10:12 AM   #7
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P.S. You can remove the brushes from the cap by removing the nut on the other side. Be careful not to break the spot weld where the wire is connected to the bolt. Sorry I didn't see and reply to this thread sooner.
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Unread 07-25-2013, 10:24 AM   #8
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If nothihng else, you should be able to get a new bursh holder assembly with brushes.
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Unread 07-28-2013, 09:59 AM   #9
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i actually just installed a new motor. they dont make the REP 8000e ramsey motors anymore so my replacement motor now is the REP 8.5e. it has the same gear ratio and everthing except now i have an extra 500lbs more than i used too which is good of course. plus it was only 90$.

The winch works great now, its like brand new...

thanks for the help though guys i really appreciate it!
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