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The motor looks pretty much the same as the motor for the windlass on my 54.
On my windlass I had a similar problem as you describe. The motor also got hot.
I removed it and stripped it down. It was clogged with carbon dust from the brushes.
I then put it back and it runs perfectly.
I suggest you see if the motor itself gets hot, if so it could be the same problem.
On 30 Nov 2020, at 01:22, Danny and Yvonne SIMMS <simms@...> wrote:
Thanks Bill. It is drawing about 90 amps turning with no load so I suspect a friction problem but I will chase the control option first.
On 30 November 2020 at 12:28 CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:
These are so reliable that there is very little experience in troubleshooting and repair. I have no experience and few owners have very little.
I don't know how to help, other than to say most issues have been control issues and not motor and gearbox. Please let me know when you find a solution.
On Sun, Nov 29, 2020, 4:54 PM Danny and Yvonne SIMMS < simms@...
Hi Bill Yesterday the port sheet winch motor malfunctioned. When i tried to operate it it would turn but in a few seconds slow to a stop as if it was overloaded. Obviously I immediately deactivated it. After a minute or so I tried again. Same result. Loaded or unloaded. The winch turns freely by hand and by winch handle so the problem is either in the motor or gearbox. Any suggestions. I have got under it and externally it looks fine. Do you know if its possible to separate the motor from the gearbox in situ. See photos attached