This afternoon whilst anchoring
i stood on my windlass
controller which started the windlass
bringing up the chain. I pressed the buttons which did nothing then disconnected the controller an still the chain was been wound in. So i had to rush to the breaker switch to switch it off. I assumed there must have been a short from the seawater and hoped it would fix itself over time, but it didnt.
As my windlass is wired up for two controllers (diff number pins) plus a wireless i tried disconnecting them all from the relay controler, but still it runs. Grrrrrr
I then tested the relay checking if i the main power cable in to the controller was making a circut with the two cables
going to the motor
. I found one made a circut.
I assume that this means that the relay is jammed in the on position which is the cause of my pooblem?
As i am at anchor
i am reluctant to take the relay off and dismantle it in the hope it is possible to fix in case i kill it. As it is i can still use the windlass when i leave tomorrow with some running around.
Is it possible it can be fixed and worth a shot or should i not waste my time? any ideas?