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Yes well have a lewmar electric winch would turn on but will not switch off. Cliped all wires from the push button but the winch still would not stop. What can I do to fix the problem.?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Well yes. Do you have any advice ?

Yes, normally the winch will have 2 relays installed in the main power line. When you flip the switch, it activates the relay, which is what actually transfers power to the winch. They have (usually) large copper contacts that eventually corrode, overheat, and fuse together. This will cause the winch to run even though the switch is off. So you will need to locate the relay (s) in the main power line and replace it (them). Should be less than $100 for both.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
You are correct I worked it out 2 days ago.

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