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CJ

trolling motor question

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My Minnkota autopilot will not turn left or right using the foot pedal but when I take the pedal apart and push on the contact with a screwdriver the motor turns. Has anyone worn out a footpedal or had a similar problem.

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Yep I wound up replacing it.

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I had one that was intermittent in one direction, I put some thin plastic shims under the circuit board near the switches. Plastic like from a coffee can lid. worked for another year..

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Sounds like you had a bad circuit board.

I have had to replace a lot of them over the years. frown.gif

Cliff

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I had a similar problem earlier this year, the motor would turn right but not left. I was referred to a place called the Motor Clinic in Bloomington, MN. They have a machine set up test whether you pedal is working. Mine was fine so it ended up saving me the cost of a new pedal. As a few other posts mentioned, my problem was a bad circuit board. It looks like you're home is in IL so Bloomington sin't convenient to you but they were very reasonable ($70) and fast.

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There is a website out there called Bassboat Central and it has a forum on it about electrical & trolling motors. You may want to check there. It is actually a pretty good site. I use a different forum on it to keep up with stuff about my Yamaha HPDI. They've got some really knowledgeable people on it.

Hope they can help you.

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I got a new foot pedal and the trolling motor works fine now.

CJ

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