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TROUBLESHOOTING

FROM THE MOTOR GUIDE OWNER’S MANUAL

1. LOSS OF POWER

Possible causes

• Propeller may be fouled. Remove propeller, clean and replace.

• Battery connections may be corroded.

• Battery has low voltage. Recharge and check for bad cell.

• Insufficient wire gauge from battery to trolling motor.

(Six gauge wire recommended.)

• Bad or faulty connection in boat wiring or trolling motor wiring.

• Permanent magnet cracked or chipped. Motor will whine or grind.

• Water in lower unit that will show water or oily residue inside top housing.

2. MOTOR MAKES EXCESSIVE NOISE OR VIBRATION

Possible causes

• Propeller may be fouled.

• Check to see if propeller is secure.

• Bent armature. Remove propeller, set at medium speed,

turn unit on and watch armature for wobble.

• Turn propeller by hand. It should turn freely with a slight magnet drag.

• Bearing/bushings may be worn out.

3. MOTOR FAILS TO RUN AT ANY SPEED

Possible causes

• Check fuse\circuit breaker on boat for trolling motor

• Check for loose or corroded connections

• Check plug for loose or bad connection

• Test micro, on\off, and bypass switches.

• Turn prop by hand. It should turn freely with a slight magnet drag.

4. MOTOR LOSES ONE OR MORE SPEEDS

Possible causes

• Loose wire on rotary switch. Check wiring diagram.

• Loose connections in top housing.

• Rotary switch bad.

• Prop fouled.

• Speed coils in lower unit may be burned.

5 FOOT PEDAL IS HARD TO TURN (MECANICAL STEER MODELS)

Possible causes

• Check to see if column is bent and binding against outer tubing.

• Outer tube is bent and binding against column.

• Bottom bushing or bearing is out of alignment or broken.

• Check rack and rack guide for foreign matter. Remove rack, clean, grease, and replace.

• Steering cable is kinked. Replace steering cable.

REPAIR PARTS AND SERVICE OR FOR REPAIR SERVICE

Contact your nearest Super Center see the listing at www.motorguide.com.

FOR REPLACEMENT PARTS AND ORDERING

MotorGuide has established MotorGuide Super Centers as Parts Distributors throughout the United States and Canada.

Contact the nearest Super Center for parts ordering. When ordering replacement parts have the following information ready:

1• Model Number 2• Serial Number 3• Part Number

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