Originally Posted by lindabarzini
There are 2 buttons on the wired remote
. The down button works fine. When I press the up button. Nothing happens. No sound. Nothing.
OK, so this sounds like an electrical
should be installed to operate by "remote" only. If the remote battery
or connector cable fails, or the remote gets lost
or falls overboard
, there is no way to operate the windlass electrically. Most windlasses have a manual method for operation, but with large anchors and heavy chain, this can get old fast. After all, you have an electric
I recommend that the breaker be in fairly easy access, so that in an emergency
it can be manually tripped very easily to disconnect power from the windlass.
Though they can be a maintenance
item, I recommend foot switches be installed and used for a number of reasons. (It is OK to also have a remote for certain conditions.)
I also recommend a wired up/down switch be installed at the helm
to facilitate anchoring
So depending on your electric
windlass model, the actuator may be a separate electrical
component, or integral to the windlass motor
The first step is to check the integrity of all wiring
connections between the wired remote or wireless remote controller and actuator. (The motor
connections and brushes
should be fine.)
It may be simply a loose or corroded connection.
If the actuator has an internal contact problem, tapping the actuator (with a non metallic striker) whether separate or integral may (temporarily) solve it. If this works, the actuator may be likely to fail again; it may be wise to get new one.
Somewhere in the system there is a likely a terminal with "up","down", and "common" (or something to that effect) electrical contacts. It may be possible to temporarily jumper the "up" and "common" contact. If the motor turns, it is likely the switching circuitry that is at fault. If the motor does not turn, it is likely the actuator.
If you are not really savvy with the windlass and/or electrical systems, it may be worthwhile to get someone who is, to troubleshoot and repair this for you.