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#11586653 - 05/06/16 08:41 AM Trolling motor suddenly hard to turn
jg80 Offline
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Registered: 03/31/15
Posts: 11
It will turn easily one direction but has a catch in it where gets hard to turn other direction. Can turn it back ok just on other extreme gets difficult. Can grab motor and turn it easily but hard on pedal.

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#11586789 - 05/06/16 09:54 AM Re: Trolling motor suddenly hard to turn [Re: jg80]
HOTCHOPS777 Offline
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Registered: 05/07/15
Posts: 39
Loc: Tyler/ East Texas
Most likely bent shaft. Have you hit anything recently?
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#11586808 - 05/06/16 10:03 AM Re: Trolling motor suddenly hard to turn [Re: jg80]
ringer Offline
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Registered: 02/27/08
Posts: 3507
Loc: Arizona
Bent shaft. I have put a wood block under one and stood on it a bit to straighten it out and that did work for me.

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#11586901 - 05/06/16 10:55 AM Re: Trolling motor suddenly hard to turn [Re: jg80]
jg80 Offline
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Registered: 03/31/15
Posts: 11
I will check thanks

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#11587422 - 05/06/16 03:20 PM Re: Trolling motor suddenly hard to turn [Re: jg80]
cove_crawler Offline
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Registered: 02/16/09
Posts: 423
Loc: Lubbock, TX
I once had the bearings inside the shaft dry out where it would not move with the pedal. I had to take the motor apart and re-lube the bearings in the middle of a fishing trip.

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#11587569 - 05/06/16 04:57 PM Re: Trolling motor suddenly hard to turn [Re: jg80]
T Bird Offline
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Registered: 03/07/10
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Loc: Temple, Texas USA
Check cable routing and condition at foot pedal.
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