Thread: Lewmar Windlass
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Old 03-18-2019, 03:52 PM
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Originally Posted by pdabill View Post
I wasn't checking the voltage properly the other day, thanks for the advice in your reply. Turns out the breaker seems to be working fine. Measuring 12V when closed and 0 when tripped. I also checked the continuity on the switch (to go up or down) and it seems to be good too. Although it only reads 6v when switched. Maybe that's normal I'm not sure. You mentioned the solenoid (relay) and I hate to say it but I can't find it. The wires from the switch go into a wire hole in the console. I also don't see it under the windlass unit itself (where the anchor rode sits). So that's where I'm stuck now. Where are the solenoids typically installed? This is a proline 23' center console.

I attached a pic of what I'm looking for.
Nothing should read 6v when switched! It should either be 12v across the switch when it's open or 0 when it's closed. If it's really reading 6, I suspect you have a bad switch.
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