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    Default Minn Kota trolling motor won't work?? ARGG!!

    My so called newer boat(2003) is giving me problems. I've never owned a trolling motor let alone a bow mount one. It wasn't getting power so I by passed the breaker on the battery. Now when I flip the on/off switch on the foot control I hear a click. Any idea's? The prop moves smooth and it swivels nice too by hand.

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    Default Re: Minn Kota trolling motor won't work?? ARGG!!

    Look under the foot pedal to see if any wires got pulled loose - or if one of the connectors got bent over where it's making a contact where it shouldn't - sometimes a rope or something can get get dragged through there. It's happened to me before.Also remove the recepticle & inspect it for corrosion - maybe use a tester on it to make sure it's working right.Guess you know to keep a sharp eye on your wiring while that breaker is bypassed!
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    Default Re: Minn Kota trolling motor won't work?? ARGG!!

    Think I got it! I hooked up the motor direct to the battery and it spins fine. I then put all the wires where they should be and tried it. trolling motor turn L&R but no prop spinning and just clicking from the board. I'll try hitting it a few times and if that doesn't work, must be time for a new control board. Maybe I should ask the selling to cover this added cost??

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    Default Re: Minn Kota trolling motor won't work?? ARGG!!

    My minn kota clicks when i press the on off switch. No idea why, but it runs fine..

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