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#11172463 - 10/19/15 09:32 AM Minn Kota Maxxum 70 problem
Tech Angler Offline
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Registered: 02/08/05
Posts: 494
Loc: Lorena, TX
Well I went out to Waco saturday afternoon, set up on a brushpile and my troll motor would not work. I could switch it to constant and it works like a champ. Once I switched it to use the foot switch, nothing. Any ideas what needs to be replaced or where I can look for advice?
Very frustrated.

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#11172542 - 10/19/15 10:00 AM Re: Minn Kota Maxxum 70 problem [Re: Tech Angler]
Tommy Ezell Offline
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Registered: 10/05/11
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Loc: Rockwall,Tx.
May be mother board or bad switch. Post your location and I'm sure someone will chime in for the best location to get it checked out.

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#11172608 - 10/19/15 10:31 AM Re: Minn Kota Maxxum 70 problem [Re: Tech Angler]
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I am in Lorena. About 12 miles south of Waco.

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#11172733 - 10/19/15 11:33 AM Re: Minn Kota Maxxum 70 problem [Re: Tech Angler]
Duck_Jerky Offline
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Loc: Kaufman, TX
Probably just a bad switch...that is not uncommon in a situation like this. You could also try spraying a little WD40 in the switch area to see if the switch is just not engaging all the way over when you push it.
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#11172873 - 10/19/15 12:33 PM Re: Minn Kota Maxxum 70 problem [Re: Tech Angler]
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When mine did that it was the mother board. I ordered it from Allstar 214)931-3240 and replaced it myself and it has worked perfect ever since. I'd start with the switch and if that's not it, change out the mother board.
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#11173010 - 10/19/15 01:39 PM Re: Minn Kota Maxxum 70 problem [Re: Tech Angler]
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Ok, thanks for the info. Gonna try completely bypassing the switch.

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#11174115 - 10/20/15 05:51 AM Re: Minn Kota Maxxum 70 problem [Re: Duck_Jerky]
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Originally Posted By: Duck_Jerky
Probably just a bad switch...that is not uncommon in a situation like this. You could also try spraying a little WD40 in the switch area to see if the switch is just not engaging all the way over when you push it.

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#11174318 - 10/20/15 08:48 AM Re: Minn Kota Maxxum 70 problem [Re: Tech Angler]
Tech Angler Offline
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Loc: Lorena, TX
Well it was the switch. Ordered one for 15.00.

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#11174378 - 10/20/15 09:11 AM Re: Minn Kota Maxxum 70 problem [Re: Tech Angler]
Duck_Jerky Offline
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Registered: 02/21/02
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Originally Posted By: Tech Angler
Well it was the switch. Ordered one for 15.00.


Glad it was just the switch. Electrical stuff can get frustrating in a hurry.
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#11174641 - 10/20/15 11:07 AM Re: Minn Kota Maxxum 70 problem [Re: Tech Angler]
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Really frustrating because I was setting up on a brush pile! Went home

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