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Motor Guide trolling motor - cutting in and out, help!

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39lbs thrust, works sometimes and then does nothing. I don't know if there is a bad connection. Seems like the first step to breaking completely. Anyone else had this problem with motor guides? I know they don't have a great reputation on this board...maybe most people have had the same problem with them! Thanks

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I have a Minn Kota Riptide that does the same thing.  Mine is almost 2 yrs old.  It cuts off after it's been running for a while.  I have to turn it off for a couple minutes to, I guess cool off, and back on again.  I always thought there was a built in "overheat" thing-a-majiggy" that would automatically shut it off when it gets too hot but maybe I'm wrong..

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For both your problems, when it stops turn your speed up, if nothing happens take a stick (not your fingers) and push the prop if your motor starts you have a dead spot in motor. Could be just adjustment or new motor.

The only turn off saftey is fuse/breakers if they are too large or not there it's wienie roasting time.

Garnet

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Circuit board component break-down. One of these times it simply will not come back on. MK is guaranteed for 3 years. Take it in for repair.

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My MG was doing this earlier in the year, it was a bad ground in the pedal.

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check the speed control knob. I had a transom mount great white that has gone through two of these. I would work intermittenly until I replaced this part.

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