Hi there, a fisherman! Man I love to fish and just have no time! It sounds as though the auto/on/manual switch has failed you. As you know in the manual mode it shouldn’t start until you use the foot control, so this tells me right away the switch is faulty. It shouldn’t be very difficult to replace it. On my Minn-Kota foot controlled unit I can remember back some time ago my switch was acting up like you say yours is? But, returned to normal operation. Yes, just replace the rocker switch and that will put it back to normal for you. I am not sure if you would have to go to the dealer to get one, but I bet for sure with the model and serial number you can get one ordered on-line and mailed out to you quick!! That I know will be your best bet unless you live near a Bass Master Palace where I live that just went in!! I could camp out there it is awesome. Please keep me posted on this and good fishing to you. I hope this has been of help to you. Sincerely,Shastalaker7
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Your trolling motor should be running FULL BLAST. If it runs full speed bypassing the control board/power board, then you know the power board is bad. You also know you have a good armature. Takes less than 10 minutes if you are so inclined to do so.
When the footswitch is compressed the contacts will be closed, connecting the electric circuit and switching the machine to “on”. When wired Normally Closed, the contacts remain closed, with the electric circuit connected until the footswitch is compressed which breaks the circuit switching the device “off”.
If you notice that your furnace is turning on and off at strange times, doesn`t respond to thermostat settings, is making excessive clicking noises, or its blower won`t stop running, then you may have a furnace with a control board that`s failing.
Check for signs of damage on the circuit board, such as crushed components, bulges, cracked wires, misplaced or extra solder, burn marks and scratches that indicate that the board needs to either be replaced or to be repaired. It is possible for scratches to expose and damage the connections beneath the lamination.
Examine the circuit board and search for signs such as crushed components, bulges, damaged wires, cracks, misplaced or extra solder, burn marks and scratches that indicate that the board is either bad or requires replacement and professional assistance.
You can expect a battery like this to last a minimum of 2-3 years, which can be extended by maintaining electrolyte (acid) levels with distilled water and using a Minn Kota Precision charger`s deep equalization mode to combat sulfation.
Maintaining a proper charge affects the longevity of your trolling motor battery more than any other single factor. For best performance, service your battery regularly, store it in a clean, dry, and temperature-controlled place, and use a trickle charger to keep it at maximum charge throughout the offseason.
Add Ground Wire
Adding an external ground wire from the Minn Kota lower unit to the trolling motor battery negative/ground and depth finder battery negative/ground will help prevent interference.
As the name implies, a footswitch is activated by stepping with your foot onto the control pedal. Footswitches are designed to withstand heavier pressure and are easy to activate with the tap of a foot.
The rudder controls yaw or the direction of the airplane to the “left” and “right.” The pedals control the trailing edge of the airplane`s vertical stabilizer. In most small airplanes, rudder pedals also control the wheel brakes when the pilot pushes on the top part of the pedals.
To turn the prop on and off, you will want the Mode LED Light off. The prop can then be turned on and off by pressing the Prop On/Off button. To increase or decrease your speed with the foot pedal, the motor must be deployed and the prop on.
Luckily, it`s possible to repair or remanufacture boards to make them like new again. This does one of two things. Either the board in question can be returned to its original device, making it function again. Or, it can be used in a completely different device, as a form of recycling if you will.
If the resistor is fine, the multimeter will show its value in Ω, kΩ, or MΩ. However, if the resistor is bad or damaged, the multimeter may display 0 or 1. If the value 0 is displayed, the resistor is damaged, and the current can`t pass through.
Connect one headlight to the battery`s positive terminal and connect the other headlight to the battery`s negative terminal. Turn on the headlights and check for an electric current, sparks, or heat. If you see any sparks or heat, then you`ve likely got an electrical short circuit on your hands.
Environmental Factors: Exposure to heat, dust and moisture, accidental impact (drops and falls), and power overloads/surges can be causes of circuit board failure. However, the most damaging cause of premature circuit board failure is electrostatic discharge (ESD) at the assembly stage.
The easiest way to change your trolling motor from hand-controlled to foot-controlled is to add in a foot switch. The Seachoice 28101 Foot Control Switch for Manually Operated Trolling Motors is a great option.
The Foot Pedal Controller system enables operators to control movement of spacecraft, aircraft, and water-craft using only two foot pedals. This design leaves the hands free for simultaneous operation of other equipment.