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    Post Motorguide 30 Tracker only starts when I spin the prop by hand

    Recently purchased a used Jon boat with a Motorguide 30 Tracker that worked fine. After stopping under a heavy weed load, it failed to work. I was able to locate the damage and repair the two wires that fused together and also replaced all the foot switches. All setting work perfectly but only after I hand start the prop. It has never been apart so what is the most likely culprit?

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    Default Re: Motorguide 30 Tracker only starts when I spin the prop by hand

    Is battery fully charged?

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    Default Re: Motorguide 30 Tracker only starts when I spin the prop by hand

    Yes, new battery and fully charged - thanks johnnhgjr. Before I disassemble and check the commutator condition and the brushes, I wanted to know if there is another component that I should be analyzing.

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    Default Re: Motorguide 30 Tracker only starts when I spin the prop by hand

    Normally a dead spot on the comutator or in the windings. If you have a auto electric close have them put the armature on a growler if the brushes are in good condition. What is your model/serial number? You should be able to look up part numbers at seaway marine under mercury outboard section.
    Last edited by kimcrwbr1; 02-11-2017 at 04:45 AM.
    It takes a nickle to go first class!
    If it aint broke dont fix it!!

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    Default Re: Motorguide 30 Tracker only starts when I spin the prop by hand

    Thanks for your prompt comments. I took apart the motor assembly, cleaned the commutator and wiped the brushes clean and re-assembled. To my surprise, the motor starts on its own and all the speeds and settings work perfectly from the pedal! Amazing what a little care and cleaning can do! I will watch if it stays working. Again, thanks for your input! Let's get this snow and ice melting! Blessings...

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    Default Re: Motorguide 30 Tracker only starts when I spin the prop by hand

    Nice work waterbug3

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