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#11515513 - 04/01/16 07:15 AM Trolling Motor Problems
popparon Offline
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Registered: 02/11/09
Posts: 89
Loc: elkhart
Purchased a new minn kota maxxum 70 lb hand control trolling motor last October First time out off position was #1 reverse I took it to a authorized minn kota repair shop (200 miles round trip). Next time on lake same problem. Took it back to repair shop (another 200 miles) and said it was the switch. Replaced it. First time on water ran about 2 minutes and hung in reverse and would not shut off. Called minn kota and they said all they would do is send me another switch. Put it in myself and off poition is still #1 reverse. HELP. I'm at my wits end. . I will say I had a maxxum 74 that lasted 17 years. Thanks
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#11515787 - 04/01/16 09:21 AM Re: Trolling Motor Problems [Re: popparon]
nitroslim Offline
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Registered: 06/30/07
Posts: 1649
Loc: Ft. worth
sounds like it is a wiring issue in the motor maybe? Call Don Boris at Boris Marine Electronics,


Boris Marine Electronics

borismarine.com

5301 Azle Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76114 · > 1000 mi

(817) 624-3932

Open today 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

they are only open during the week, but he is good with them. I know its a long way from you.

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#11516068 - 04/01/16 11:41 AM Re: Trolling Motor Problems [Re: popparon]
jwcromer Offline
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Registered: 11/18/06
Posts: 2346
Loc: N. Richland Hills,Texas
take it back to the store you bought it from,it not your problem to get it repaired,you nee a NEW one

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#11517461 - 04/02/16 07:21 AM Re: Trolling Motor Problems [Re: jwcromer]
popparon Offline
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Registered: 02/11/09
Posts: 89
Loc: elkhart
My mistake is I bought it new off of Amazon.. Won't do that again. Does anyone know how to deal with Amazon. Let me know please
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#11517482 - 04/02/16 07:35 AM Re: Trolling Motor Problems [Re: popparon]
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Registered: 08/20/03
Posts: 21731
Loc: Frisco, Texas
I would contact Minn Kota and get a RA and send it back to them, tell them ship you a new one.

Yea, buying off Amazon might of not been the best move on TM
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#11517486 - 04/02/16 07:41 AM Re: Trolling Motor Problems [Re: popparon]
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Registered: 03/08/10
Posts: 2916
Loc: Gonzales, Tx
Originally Posted By: popparon
My mistake is I bought it new off of Amazon.. Won't do that again. Does anyone know how to deal with Amazon. Let me know please
May be too late to return to Amazon. You should have done it in October. Amazon has one of the best return policies. Check to see, but it's probably too late.
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#11517596 - 04/02/16 09:22 AM Re: Trolling Motor Problems [Re: popparon]
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Registered: 06/09/08
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Contact Minn Kota , does sound like an wiring issue ,

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#11517602 - 04/02/16 09:26 AM Re: Trolling Motor Problems [Re: popparon]
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At least they have parts. My three year old Motorguide Vari-Max went out and Motorguide said it was discontinued and no parts available. Resulting in a $900 boat anchor. Motorguide will never get another penny from me.

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