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Thanks Nick. I took the cover off the brush mechanism. It is an oily mess in there with a gunge of catbon dust mixed in
I dont know yet if the gearbox has oil in it. If so I suspect the seal between the motor and the gearbox has failed and allowed oil to penetrate the motor. Brushes dont respond well to being covered in oil,it leads to short circuits.
So far I am working with the motor in place. I have yet to learn if it can be removed from the winch without dismatling the whole mecanism. I live in hope.
Thanks for your input.
On 30 November 2020 at 21:29 "ngtnewington Newington via groups.io" <ngtnewington@...> wrote:
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.
AML 54-019 Leros
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