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My Fortrex 112 starts on its own in the up or down position.

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My Fortrex 112 starts...

My Fortrex 112 starts on its own in the up or down position. Sometimes I can make it stop in the up position by just jerking the boat to the left or right while on pad.

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I'm thinking this happens after I use the motor for a bit, for I can't make it screw up in my fishing boat bay.

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Marine Mechanic: Charles, Marine Mechanic replied 5 months ago

typically when this happens it is due to the spring becoming dislodged or missing from the foot pedal switch. It is part 350 in the diagram. Ensure that it is in place and aligned properly to keep the magnet switch from making contact as the bow of the boat bounces in the water.

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