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Old 09-09-2010, 05:09   #1
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Lewmar Electric Winch Service

I need help... how do you get the lower gears out of a Lewmar electric winch? The only information on the Lewmar website is for manual winches, but those are not a problem.

I have not serviced the lower gears the past 4 years becasue I could not figure how to get it apart without removing the entire motor assembly, but since it was working fine I just ignored it. Now when I crank in the high gear direction the handle makes a couple of complete revolutions before it start to turn the winch.

Thank you for any help or suggestions.

We are currently at the island/country of Niue in the South Pacific, so there are no yacht services available to ask.

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Since An electric winch is basically a self-tailing winch, with a motor, you might try disassembling from above, as normal for manual winches.
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I have one electric Lewmar winch, and as Gordon suggested, mine comes apart the same as a manual winch
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The large gears come out easily, just like the manual model. But the smaller gears have the shaft coming up from the motor and (at least so far) I con't figure out how to remove them.
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