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#6459331 - 09/19/16 06:55 PM New Winch doesn't work
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Registered: 07/03/12
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Loc: Central Texas
Not happy! Wired up the winch today. Took a while and was a sauna in the barn, but finally it was done. And then the winch won't reel in or out. Makes noise, but doing nothing. I figured it was just set to freespool, so I checked. Nope, it was set right. Still not working. Washed up a bit and went in the house and called Warn customer service. Finally got a human. He said that it must be set to freespool, so set the clutch to engage. Well heck, this ain't my first winch, and I did that first thing, so tell me what other options I have. Well, he says he guesses the clutch isn't engaging. Well, duh, so again...what else can I do to make this d___ thing work. He says that I could take it apart and maybe get it to working. Take it apart, I say, i didn't buy this thing to be a science fair project. I bought it to winch stuff and the GD thing isn't winching. So I yelled a bit more and hung up. Man, I was and am PO'd.

Unless you guys have a suggestion (helpful suggestion) I'll take that boat anchor piece of junk off the ATV and take it back to Cabelas.

I bought a Warn winch cause Warn winches are supposed to WORK.


Edited by 603Country (09/19/16 06:56 PM)

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#6459352 - 09/19/16 07:04 PM Re: New Winch doesn't work [Re: 603Country]
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I told you not to buy a Warn. I have had them on ATV's and Jeeps, won't own another one ever. I've had sole solenoid a fail over and over, had clutches go bad after 1 pull, have had them get stuck while fully unwound. They are junk.

I have had great luck with Mile Marker and the past few years been using Smittybilt without issues.
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Enjoy it while you can. One day you might be complaining about NOT getting random pop-ups in the morning. grin

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#6459492 - 09/19/16 08:18 PM Re: New Winch doesn't work [Re: 603Country]
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Bigpig, I didn't see that comment in 603 statement not to buy. He didn't understand the mental telepathy that you sent. hammer

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#6460448 - 09/20/16 01:29 PM Re: New Winch doesn't work [Re: 603Country]
603Country Online   content
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I got a new one. Cabela's replaced it. Got to work up the energy to go out in the heat and install it.

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#6460719 - 09/20/16 03:50 PM Re: New Winch doesn't work [Re: 603Country]
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Originally Posted By: 603Country
I got a new one. Cabela's replaced it. Got to work up the energy to go out in the heat and install it.

I think I would test it before going to all the trouble of bolting it down this time geekfreak
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#6461067 - 09/20/16 07:22 PM Re: New Winch doesn't work [Re: 603Country]
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Registered: 07/03/12
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Loc: Central Texas
I did test it. It worked, thank goodness. Everything is bolted in, hooked up and working. And it had better keep working. I bet I have a total of 18 hours of time in working on this. I don't want to do this again.

I'm not doin diddly tomorrow.

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#6461163 - 09/20/16 08:12 PM Re: New Winch doesn't work [Re: Dalee7892]
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Originally Posted By: Dalee7892
Bigpig, I didn't see that comment in 603 statement not to buy. He didn't understand the mental telepathy that you sent. hammer


Well if it wasn't his thread, I've said it many many times before. I hate Warn winches
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Originally Posted By: bill oxner
Ever spit it out rather than swallow it?

Originally Posted By: pegasaurus
Enjoy it while you can. One day you might be complaining about NOT getting random pop-ups in the morning. grin

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#6465813 - 09/23/16 10:01 PM Re: New Winch doesn't work [Re: 603Country]
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Ihatewarnwinches.com.

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