We experienced the same thing down here in Central America
and are currently waiting on parts
Our windless is a Lewmar
1200. It was slow under load and after several minutes of use would pop the curcuit breaker.
The first thing I thought of, and also was advised by fellow owners, was to check the electrical
connections, which sometimes rust, especially arond the conotroller since it is housed under the windless.
The windless motor
are buried below deck
and convieneantly located behind the washing
When I got back there, I found the windless was leaking a small amount of oil
. All the electrical
connections were prestine.
I pulled the windless apart and found the the oil seal
had failed, causing the oil
resevior to run dry and the gears were badly damaged. I was really suprized, since it didn't appear to be that much oil below the windless, but found later it contains less than a 8 oz of oil.
Anyway, if the electrical doesn't pan out, you might want to check the gears...