Ulrtex problem - need advise

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nivanov30
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Ulrtex problem - need advise

Postby nivanov30 » Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:39 pm

Guys,
Fishing delta today and all of a sudden Ultrex stopped working... Interestingly, the electric steering works and unit turns normal (even in spot lock) but the prop barely turns (as if stuck on speed 1) regardless of the speed dial. Checked the battery - all fine.

1. Any quick checks/fixes that I could do myself?
2. Who's the best place to go to to have it fixed (I'm storing the boat at Orwood) apart from default C&C Marine, etc.?

Thank you in advance.

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Re: Ulrtex problem - need advise

Postby Bsapp » Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:07 am

Check the wiring. Is it hard wired? Mine was giving me problems, it screwed me good last WNS last week. It was the plug. Wiring wasn't getting enuff connection. Wasn't getting enuff power. Hard wired now it works fine.

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Re: Ulrtex problem - need advise

Postby Stratos278 » Tue Sep 04, 2018 3:41 am

Pull your prop off and check to make sure you don't have a bunch of line or grass/weeds wrapped around the shaft
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Re: Ulrtex problem - need advise

Postby Mitch » Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:08 am

Check your batteries voltage. Mine did that and I found one of my batteries only had 9.6 volts.
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Re: Ulrtex problem - need advise

Postby JLS (Jay Liu's Service) » Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:16 am

nivanov30 which Ultrex do you have? if you have a 112 36v make sure that you have at lease 38v then hit the run button and see if you still have the same voltage if it drops below 36v you have a bad battery same applies for 24v system (26v free load then 25v under a load) if all that checks OK, you might have water in the motor. You can call me for more advise 530 246 8051 Jay Liu's Service, Trolling motor repairs. (Redding Ca)

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Re: Ulrtex problem - need advise

Postby JL » Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:20 pm

Hey Jay! Do you have any idea when the new Ultrex with DI will be available? Thanks

JL

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Re: Ulrtex problem - need advise

Postby dvkawboy » Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:30 pm

Had the same problem with a fortrex . Motor just went bad , had to take it back .

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Re: Ulrtex problem - need advise

Postby JLS (Jay Liu's Service) » Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:03 am

JL wrote:Hey Jay! Do you have any idea when the new Ultrex with DI will be available? Thanks

JL
Minn Kota had mention it in their news letter, but no date on when productions will began.

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Re: Ulrtex problem - need advise

Postby mark poulson » Sat Sep 08, 2018 3:29 pm

nivanov30 wrote:Guys,
Fishing delta today and all of a sudden Ultrex stopped working... Interestingly, the electric steering works and unit turns normal (even in spot lock) but the prop barely turns (as if stuck on speed 1) regardless of the speed dial. Checked the battery - all fine.

1. Any quick checks/fixes that I could do myself?
2. Who's the best place to go to to have it fixed (I'm storing the boat at Orwood) apart from default C&C Marine, etc.?

Thank you in advance.

If it's still under warranty, take to The Hook, Line, and Sinker in Oakley. They are a factory authorized Minn Kota shop, and can help you.
(925) 625-2441
There is an option for trolling motor service in their phone greeting, option 5.
If it's out of warranty they will charge you $100 just to diagnose it.
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Re: Ulrtex problem - need advise

Postby Bassfishman » Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:21 am

My Fortrex did the same thing. Ran fine all day long and quit working at the end of the day. Figured for sure it was low charge on the battery. Next time out with full batteries it wouldnt run. After a lot of troubleshooting on the battery connections and the Control Board I loosened one of the screws holding the cover plate on the motor case right behind the prop. Water came out.

Ive ordered new seals, brushes, and bearings and a few other spare parts just to have if something looks corroded or breaks. Ive seen a few videos online. I'm going to do it myself. Mine is beyond warranty.


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