Why did my trolling motor stop working?

Can a trolling motor burn out?

John stated….. “The major cause of a trolling motor burning out is low battery voltage, line behind prop, or anything else that causes the prop to turn slower than it should. this causes more of a “short” and generates the heat that burns wiring, solder joints, and switches.”

How do I know if my trolling motor battery is bad?

Repeat ever couple of hours or when you notice a power drop. If one battery drops more than the others, that one is probably bad. If the batteries are being charged fully, start the day at the same voltage and discharge equally, then they are probably all worn out. Just a regular voltmeter.

How do I know if my boat circuit breaker is bad?

The same goes for your breaker. Your breaker’s job is to trip when there’s an electrical problem on the circuit.

How to spot a bad breaker

  1. A burning smell coming from the breaker or electrical panel.
  2. The breaker is hot to the touch.
  3. You see burned parts, frayed wires, obvious signs of wear.

Do trolling motors need a circuit breaker?

It is highly recommended that a circuit breaker or fuse be used when installing a trolling motor. … For motors requiring a 60-amp breaker, the Minn Kota MKR-19 60-amp circuit breaker is recommended.

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Why wont my Minn Kota Ulterra deploy?

Ulterra motor will not deploy when the Stow/Deploy button on the foot pedal or the i-Pilot remote is pressed. remote twice in quick succession, or if using the corded foot pedal, may not have the pedal in the Ulterra mode and/or may not pressing the Stow/Deploy button on the foot pedal twice in quick succession.

How do you measure a trolling motor shaft?

The shaft length on a trolling motor is measured from the base of the motor head down the the top of the motor compartment.