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I have 50lb thrust MK about 11 years old but used

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Hi Pearl... I have 50lb thrust MK about 11 years old but used infrequently. Recently it has stopped without tripping breaker. Breaker is good. Motor restarts, runs for a few minutes then kicks off again as if it is heating up or something in system goes into protect mode. Connections appear to be clean. Cables don't get hot. Can always get it to restart and run briefly. Any suggestions?

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Use in both fresh and saltwater; power is 12+ volts across breaker too.

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Marine Mechanic: Charles, Marine Mechanic replied 2 months ago

With the motor stowed, remove the prop. Then remove one of the 2 motor mount bolts that hold it together. Take the lower one out. Check it for signs of water, rust or a burnt smell.

Let me know what you see there.

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