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Hello my trolling motor slowly died today on the lake after it was fully charged and I used it for maybe 10 mins. I got off the lake and took it home and when I undid it water came out of the trolling motor. See pictures below.
This happen last year and I took it apart clean the black junk off but found out it was just a small loose wire...I check all the wires and they are all connected. If someone could help me I would REALLY APPRECIATE IT!

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When it was going out today it sounded just louder in general and went in and out from working. It would barely work for a couple mins then quit completely and start again for a little bit once again hardly working. Now its completely not working

 

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Where are you located? I know a good trolling motor repair man 

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What may have happened is your prop shaft leaked due to line being wrapped around it cutting the shaft seal and water leaked into the motor housing. 

Tom

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I can't see your brushes. my guess it's one of 3 things or all 3. You definitely have a bad seal, like Tom said. it could be bad brushes ( not likely). sounds like a bad arbor. Sometimes an arbor can be cleaned up and will work, if not it will need to be replaced.  I would take it to a shop. if it is just the seals, it will cost around 90$

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1 hour ago, Mjmj said:

I can't see your brushes. my guess it's one of 3 things or all 3. You definitely have a bad seal, like Tom said. it could be bad brushes ( not likely). sounds like a bad arbor. Sometimes an arbor can be cleaned up and will work, if not it will need to be replaced.  I would take it to a shop. if it is just the seals, it will cost around 90$

Thanks this happened last year and I took it all apart and cleaned it with electronical cleaner and re hooked the small wires and it worked I think then it was honestly just the wires not being connected. I didn’t replace the o rings because I didn’t know what I was doing honestly. I just bought the o rings from minn Kota and they are on there way. I also go electronical cleaner again and am going to take it all apart clean everything I can even gently take off the small wires and clean them. If this doesn’t work I’ll take it to the to the shop. Is there anything else I can do to try to get it to work? Also did the water getting in possibly ruin anything for good?

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I'm not sure what parts you ordered. if I were to take it apart I would order a kit from fish 307 . com. while you have it apart I would replace the o rings, seal (this is the part that is probably leaking) and the brushes. kit cost $15. There is a YouTube  video that shows how to turn the arbor (this is the big piece that holds the shaft) You will need to turn this and try it before you have it fully assembled. it sounds stupid, but if the arbor is in the right position, the motor will turn at the fastest speed

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