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Old 06-21-2018, 12:41 PM   #1
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Good morning, has anyone had this issue with their windlass not working? I have power to the toggle switch but not getting anything at the motor at the front of the boat.
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Old 06-21-2018, 01:41 PM   #2
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Which toggle switch? The one at the dash, or the one at the windlass? Are you getting power to the posts on the windlass itself? There should be a control unit up near the windlass itself. The switches lead to the control unit and the control unit opens the circuit.

Start by using a volt meter on the posts of the windlass itself, then have someone actuate the up and down switch.
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Old 06-21-2018, 02:24 PM   #3
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thank you I will try that when I get out to it.
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Old 06-21-2018, 06:53 PM   #4
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Hey Jeffronin:
I have a 2600 and have had problems with my windlass since I purchased it. There is a small fuse (5 to 10 amp) in the locker that is a royal pain to get at but kicks off the windlass often. Your issue might be with this fuse if you can find it, but an easy fix. Hopefully this is easier to get at on bigger boats. Then, there is apparently a larger circuit breaker (35 amp) for the windlass which I have not yet found.
Interesting, I replaced the older Sprint Windlass that came with the boat with a new Lewmar 700, thinking my problems were with the windlass itself. However, it wasn't the case and I have spent $1000 and not solved my issue.
It would be great if someone has found the windlass circuit breaker in their 2600 and can let me know as I have crawled all over the thing looking for it. It isn't in any obvious place.
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Old 06-22-2018, 02:05 PM   #5
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The large breaker should be back as close to the batteries as possible. The small fuse is for the connection from the controller to the windlass itself. Think of the controller like a very elaborate solenoid. The smaller fuse protects the switch up/down leads which are only 16-18 gauge.
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Old 06-25-2018, 12:54 PM   #6
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I'm going to find the issue and when I do I will post for sure. Thanks for the suggestions.
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Old 07-18-2018, 12:39 PM   #7
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It was a ground wire, thanks!
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