Originally Posted by lindabarzini
I have this issue and can't figure out why. My windlass works fine in the down position, but won't work in the up position.
We pulled the anchor up enough for there to be plenty of slack (i.e. virtually no effort for the windlass), but it would only operate in one direction.
What would be the cause and fix for this?
Q1. When you say, "won't work in the up position", do you mean:
a) That there is motor turning sound and movement in down but not in up.
b) That there is motor turning sound in up, but no movement.
If a), then it is an electrical
issue. If the remote won't make the motor turn in the up position, it could be the remote button, the remote cable (if not wireless), the remote controller, or the connections to the motor.
If there is an alternate way to operate the windlass electrically (foot switches or helm
rocker switch, recommended) and it operates properly by them, then it is just a "remote" issue.
If it does not operate properly via alternate electrical means, then it is likely an actuator or wiring
If b), then it could be that the freefall clutch
is eased, and the turning motor cannot turn the capstan or gypsy
. Tighten the freefall clutch
and the issue should be resolved.