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My 40 lbs thrust powerdrive v2 quit run on me yesterday.. I had charged the battery to full n tried it again this am but it won't spin the propeller but it wld rotate the head. Its second time it had happened this summer n had it exchanged last july but the retailer I bought from don't have them in stock anymore and I tried called minn kota twice n they hang up on me as I was using relay service... I was wondering is theer any place around north metro that r will to exchanged/ or fix them even though Its wasn't came out of from them?

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Minn Kota has authorized service centers scattered around, you should be able to find a list of them on-line or even in the manual that came with your motor.

Are you sure it's the motor and not a bad battery? I think you should have your battery load tested or else try your motor on another battery .... before you go to the time and expense of sending in your motor. Start with the easiest and cheapest potential sources of the problem. Good luck getting it figured out.

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Check for line behind the prop and check your fuse. I had some fireline get caught in mine and blew my breaker. Reset the breaker and cleaned out the line later and its still working fine.

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It could be the foot pedal at fault that happend to me early this spring replaced it and all is fine.

Minn Kota has been having problems with the foot pedal getting dirty then failing. Try swoushing the foot pedal in a bucket of water to clean. I dont remember but I think a new foot pedal may cost around $70.

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isn't there a well thought of minnkota service center in bloomington? I know you are north and they are south but the 35w bridge is now open...

The one in Bloomington is called Motor Clinic

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Check for line behind the prop and check your fuse. I had some fireline get caught in mine and blew my breaker. Reset the breaker and cleaned out the line later and its still working fine.

If the breaker isn't there. Look where it connects to your battery. There may/should be a little box with a button. Unplug the motor and push the button back in.

nm...sorry Northlander..I miss read. N'lnder gave ya the ticket smile

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Matty,

Just had a problem with mine.(older minnkota) I was told by the guys at the motor clinic that if there is no power at all to the unit, it's the fuse. When you have one function ( head moves but no power or vice versa) but not the other it is internal. I am sure that one of the shops north of the cities can fix it and relay the info to the manuf. for you. I hope minnkota will take care of it, not that old.

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well i need help to . (not to steal the thread)but I have a newer minnkota maxum pro 80lber . I accidentaly hooked up the hot to hot and the groung to hot . the pedal was off and 10 seconds after i did this i realized it and switched the black to the proper ground and then bridge the two batteries.(24 volt system) I got onto the lake and it would not turn on at all . I do not have a in line fuse . is there one under the hood of motor? or should i take it in ? again.

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Matty, the Minnkota Service Center in Bloomington is in the same shop as the Vexilar Service Center. The guys there give you great service, usually for free if it hasn't been abused. If you have a foot control, it might be just loose screws on the bottom of it. My brother-in-law had me bring his from South Dakota to the center for him and they tightened the screws and had it running in less than two minutes. This was after a marine dealer in Sodak told him it was shot and he would have to buy a new one.

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