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Boat lift motor just hums. Doesn't move.

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Boat lift motor just hums. Doesn't move.
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Jason replied 9 months ago.

Hi Mike, Jason here again.

Are you talking about the power trim unit on your outboard, or an electrical boat lift?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
The latter. That lifts the boat out of the water.
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
We talked yesterday. Good morning. The server works great - thx.
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
The boat got blocked by an object while it was being lifted so the motor couldn't spin. After removing the object, the motor no longer moves. Just hums.
Expert:  Jason replied 9 months ago.

Do you know exactly which motors you have? Is there any names on them? More importantly, more than likely the motors would need to go to an electrical motor repair shop to be repaired, what kinds of questions did you have on them?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I was wondering if the hum indicated a capacitor problem. Or if the whole needs to be replaced.
Expert:  Jason replied 9 months ago.

I would need to know exactly what you have in order to say. Some motors have starting capacitors, others do not.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Mine has one. Anyhow I do t think we can resolve this remotely. Thanks for your input.
Expert:  Jason replied 9 months ago.

No problem. Good luck!

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
How do we close this one?

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