Thanks to the tireless help of Steve450, I now have a working Quick 1700W anchor winch
. The start of the issues seemed to have stemmed from a bad connection in the motor between brushes
and winding's. This then seems to have led to excessive current
draw (100 amps un-loaded) causing the rear reduction gear
box seal to fail.
of the motor involves two only nuts, but they seem to have silicon sealed the motor to the gearbox
for some reason which involves a lot of brute strength and wriggling while laying in the anchor well area in an awkward position. Be careful not to drop the key in the motor shaft into the chain locker, don't ask how I know it is a bitch to find again.
Once motor is outside hanging on the cables
the plastic outer shroud
can be removed and cables
undone to reveal the motor.
The gearbox hangs bellow the windlass on 4 x 17mm nuts, it drops out fairly easily, just awkward position to access.
So cost to repair $120 AUD to Auto electrician to re-solder all connections in motor and re-surface commutator and brushes.
$7.60 for rear seal of gear
Plus 500 ml of SAE 90 gearbox oil.
When I drained it only 220ml came out and with no data that I could find anywhere on fill amount, they seem to imply it is a replacement if faulty item (which is ridiculous) we filled it till just overflowed back out of filler hole on side when level which turned out to be 500 ml.
Now runs between 29 and 30 meters a minute in both directions. People say there unit is running slower than normal, what speed though?
The helm remote, if you push the menu button will display the battery
voltage at the relay / time and date / speed of chain movement. So If you did not know read the instructions and have look while it is working normal, so in the future if you think it is going slower you will know for sure. I was down to 6 meters a minute before pulling unit apart to repair.
Replacement motor in Oz is $800 plus AUD.