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Electric Hose Reel Problem

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by pema, Apr 20, 2005.

  1. pema

    pema LawnSite Member
    Messages: 54

    Have a Lesco tank with the Haney Electric Hose reel. All of a sudden, when I push the recoil button, the selenoid clicks but the motor doesn't seem to have the amps to draw in the hose.

    I cleaned all the connections, replaced the power button. Still no change.

    Could the selenoid be going bad?
    Any ideas would help.
  2. fixer67

    fixer67 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,098

    Could the selenoid be going bad?

    YES, just because it clicks does not mean it is working right. If in doubt, replace it. You should be able to pick one up at any auto parts store for $10 or less
  3. greywynd

    greywynd LawnSite Member
    Messages: 132

    You can test the solenoid in a couple of ways. One is to jump one large terminal to the other using booster cables. Another would be to use a test light, and see if there's power on the motor connection when you activate it. Does the motor have a good ground....i mean, did you check that connection too?

  4. xcopterdoc

    xcopterdoc LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 752

    There are different types of solenoids.. If that is in fact the problem, you will need a continous duty one. Dont go with a regular starter type solenoids. The coils are not near heavy enough. NAPA or Carquest or Grainger will hook you up, they also make a marine version, which is sealed in rubber for a few bucks more.
  5. General Grounds

    General Grounds LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 902

    :blob3: also make sure you have a good clean ground, i had the same problem. there was a painted surface they had the ground attached to once i ground that point to bare metal and all was fine. tony
  6. pema

    pema LawnSite Member
    Messages: 54

    Thanks for all the imput. Found out that the Motor went South!. I just didn't want to accept it. The unit is only 3 years old and really doesn't get that much use but after checking EVERYTHING else, I took off the motor and bench checked it. Of course a rebuild job was only a few dollars less than new.

    $200.00 tax deduction.......

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