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Musky_Madness

Minn Kota PD Foot Fedal Problems

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Musky_Madness

While fishing last week up in Detroit Lakes, my foot pedal died for my Minn Kota. It is a current PD model before the V2 edition. The speed, momentarily and constant all work but direction changes are out. You can tap any corner and it does nothing. At first it would not turn to the right and the left still worked and then the left stopped working too. I'm assuming it's a dirty contact issue in the pedal, but how do we clean it out properly? My dad a blew it out with the air compressor but that did nothing. Any similar problems or tips?

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fishhook8

It happened to me two years ago. $60+ for a new one I don't think they are repairable

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Northlander

Do yourself a favor and get the co-pilot for it. I just got mine and love it. I hang the hand control around my kneck, it drives me nuts on a rod or my wrist.

Im thinking about the cordless foot pedal now as well. The corded foot pedals are always breaking down, getting dirty etc.

No matter what you do call Jay Soderbloom and see what he has for prices on what you need. I got my Co-pilot from him and saved $ over any place else I could find. www.soderbloom.com

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Sandmannd

I agree with Northlander, get the co-pilot and you won't be sorry.

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Hookmaster

On the bottom there are two springs. Take these off it comes apart to clean. Also clean the contacts where the cord plugs in to the motor. I've had mine act up because there was some corrosion there. It's easy to do.

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ice-man/vexilar-king

I deal with these allot. They are non repairable. Buy new or Co Pilot.

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Capt.Blaine

Its not always the pedal, I had this issue where it would not turn left. I took the pedal apart and cleaned the contacts and it still didnt work. So I then took a wire brush and cleaned the male ends of the plug in to the motor and it worked. Something to try before you buy new.

How do you guys fight a big fish and steer with a remote? Or how do you change direction when casting for muskies? You dont want to stop your retrieve, but you dont want to run into some rocks in the wind.

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Mike Wallace

I had this problem earlier in the year and went for the Copilot. After using it about 5 minutes, mounted on my baitcaster, in front of my reel, and facing the left side I can make adjustments during my cast, my retrieve, and even during a fight with my pointer finger.

I still have my footpedal as a backup. Even had to use it once because I left my remote on another rod at home. I never realized how much dancing I did in the front of the boat before the copilot.

I'm sure there are others that haven't had as good of experience, but I really like it and it takes care of the sand, dirt, and grime that can take it's toll on the footpedal.

Mike Wallace

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Hillbiehle

Had it happen to me as well, then bought a new pedal (can't rember the cost). 2 weeks ago, fishing with my son, I asked him to raise the trolling motor so we could move to the next spot. Unfortunatley it didn't latch and the trolling motor slammed down and snapped (accidents happen).

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Musky_Madness

We tried cleaning the contacts on the plug ins this AM and no luck. So we upgraded from a 40PD to a 70PD V2 and are very excited to try that out on the boat tomorrow AM. Should be a huge difference!

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