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Offline Carter

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Trolling Motor
« on: August 29, 2013, 05:19:41 PM »
I went down to the river early Monday morning. Thought I would get a day of pre-fishing in before our club tournament this weekend. So I put in and motored out of the creek and across the river to where I wanted to start. I put the trolling motor down and when I stepped on the pedal nothing happened. I went back to the ramp then took the prop off. There wasn't anything on the shaft behind the prop. I took the nose cap and other end off; water came out. I drove home and looked at it more. I tried the foot switch again and it was still working. But the problem now is I can't get the two ends on tight enough for the two long bolts to hold it together. I am thinking that something inside has shifted to keep me from getting the two ends on tight. I can only push one end or the other on tight. This is a Motorguide trolling motor. I am having a hard time finding anyone here in town that can work on it. There are still a couple of guys I want to check with that possibly could be of help. Even if they can talk me through the operation that would help. That way at least I could learn how to do it myself.
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Re: Trolling Motor
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2013, 06:49:49 PM »
General stuff.... You might be hanging on a washer/wavy washer(s) at the bearing bore(s)(they go in first into the bearing bore). Chances are it's the one behind the brush rigging  :o.  Water may be coming in from a bad seal or o-rings. Another thought, as rare as it may be?, the sealer in the TM shaft tube, if sealed at all, has deteriated and water has came in from the top somehow of the TM shaft, which is how my Endura crapped out after completely submerging it and then stood it upright. It may go easier if you reassemble the motor vertically. Prior to though, for ease of reassembly, mark the housings threaded bolt holes, gaps between the magnets and bolt hole locations before reassembling on the outside of the housing. Just for grins, check for a notch fit in the housings. You might be, and i hope not, crushing a broken brush as you tighten the bolts.

Hope ya get it going soon!
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Re: Trolling Motor
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2013, 03:40:42 AM »
Thanks Buzz, I hope so too.
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Re: Trolling Motor
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2013, 08:32:04 PM »
If I understand you correctly it sounds like maybe one of the brushes or both have come out of there spot that they belong in. If this is the case it aint easy getting em to stay put while you slip the armature back in.  If the armature has not been moved in or out then that is not the case. If it is the case The trick I used was to put fishing line to hold the brushes in place while I slid the armature back in , then I pulled the fishing line out.  Not sure how you're getting water in there but  sounds like a seal kit is in order. I have done business with Marine parts plus on the internet. They have a fairly good website and ordering parts was easy. If for some reason you have to pull the top off and cut the wires you might think about putting quick connects on there to facilitate any future service.  Good luck Carter. I haven't been out for a while now. I hope you catch em. Carter , if it didn't work and then it did work you may have to think about replacing the speed coil. It may be shorting out.
« Last Edit: August 31, 2013, 08:35:39 PM by GETFISHED »
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Re: Trolling Motor
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2013, 04:32:55 PM »
I appreciate all the tips. It turned out that just two magnets were keeping everything from sliding back together like it should. A friend of mine who stopped by last night noticed it. He helped me to get it back together. I ordered my O-rings today so they should be here by the weekend.
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Re: Trolling Motor
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2013, 06:49:00 PM »
Good to hear. You'll be back on the water in no time.  I've sent my prop to have it tuned then I will be ready to market my 187. I finally got my title on the other one so I am about ready to start using it. Glad to hear you solved the problem and hope you catch some soon. 
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Re: Trolling Motor
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2013, 09:20:50 PM »
Backatchya Steve! I'll be fishing our club's classic this weekend at Green River Lake.
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Re: Trolling Motor
« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2013, 04:19:37 AM »
hope the magnets were not broken. They are suppose to be affixed in the housing and not move about.

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