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    Question Help! Minn Kota 55 won't run

    Newbie here.
    I have a minn kota Endura 55. Recently the motor stopped working intermittently. After some troubleshooting I replaced the switch. That did not fix it. I found it works when out of the water but not when put in the water. I now suspect a bad seal and water getting into the motor housing. Does this sound right> If so, where can I find instructions on taking the housing apart? What should I look for once inside?
    Thanks!

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    Default Re: Help! Minn Kota 55 won't run

    Check all your battery connections. They must be clean and tight. What size wire are you using between the battery and motor? Do you have a 50 amp breaker installed? If that is all good look at this. http://tnhatlfs01.thenethouse.com/st...r%20Manual.pdf
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    Default Re: Help! Minn Kota 55 won't run

    Quote Originally Posted by bhile View Post
    Check all your battery connections. They must be clean and tight. What size wire are you using between the battery and motor? Do you have a 50 amp breaker installed? If that is all good look at this. http://tnhatlfs01.thenethouse.com/st...r%20Manual.pdf
    Thanks for the reply but you may be thinking of a different motor. I'm using an Endura 55. The wires are connected to the motor. No circuit breaker. If I use my backup motor--an Endura 35--it works fine.

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    Question Re: Help! Minn Kota 55 won't run

    Trying again:
    I have a minn kota Endura 55. Recently the motor stopped working intermittently. After some troubleshooting I replaced the switch. That did not fix it. I found it works when out of the water but not when put in the water. I now suspect a bad seal and water getting into the motor housing. Does this sound right?
    So how do I take the housing apart? Where do I get a new seal? What should I check once inside?
    Thanks.

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