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Trolling motor not working

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I was going to Red wing tomorow,good thing I checked the trolling motor. When I push the foot pedal all I hear is a click in the motor. So I don't think it's the foot pedal,which would be the easy fix.

Anyone have any ideas on a fix or where to bring it in? It's a 99'Minnkota 48 lb. thrust bow mount.

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Double check your power plug. If you are getting power but it has a weak connection you may hear a click just as the power cut out from the poor connection. Also check the connection from the foot pedal to the motor. I have had both of these connections give me similar trouble.

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It will turn so the foot pedal works. I wriggled thr connection at the motor and at the pedal. I think it took a beating on Mille Lacs and the Croix last year and some connection is loose in the motor.

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You might also pull the prop and make sure line isn't wrapped around the shaft and it's letting water in past the seal.

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Also, make sure your batteries are charged up and have a reserve capacity left. A bad battery can cause what you're describing too.

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Still can be the foot pedal even if you hear a click. Mine did the same thing last year. New foot pedal did the trick. It would turn but wouldn't operate the drive motor and I heard it click .

Go to gander or fleet Spotsman may have it on sale if in stock and pick one up can always return it if it dont fix the problem

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Batteries are fully charged. I think I may just get a new foot pedal and return it if thats not it then.That would be the easy fix.

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Gander probibly be cheaper than fleet. I know my transducer for the vex was $6 cheaper there than fleet. Closer to you anyways.

Hope it works out for you for tomorrow. I am almost at a lost without a trolling motor.

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my super old minnkota does the same thing.. i just un hook it then hook back up then give it full power and off then on then it usually works..but thats a tiller handle

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Went to sportsmans and gander and no pedals but found one at fleet and found one for $70. That did the trick. Thanks for all the replys.

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