I am trying to figure out why my winch
handle will not lock in my Lewmar
. The handle goes in and out freely. If I move the lock on the handle it cannot be removed from the winch. Basically the lock is working backwards.
The handle seems okay to my untrained eye. The lock rotates fine. The spring is intact. The square plate moves freely.
When I look in the main spindle of the winch I do not see how the handle is supposed to lock. Therefore I am uncertain where the problem is. The Lewmar service
manual that I have does not discuss servicing the spindle or handle in any way.
Is there a component in the main spindle that needs servicing, or is the problem most likely with the handle?