55 trolling motor

Discussion in 'Power it up with Electronics' started by steve77777, Dec 2, 2013.

  1. steve77777

    steve77777 I Love microskiff.com!

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    motor seems to not have full power,I checked the wires and it has the wires from front to the battery which is under consel,the wires get alittle smaller, battery is a blue top new and charged- could it be wires or do the trolling motors go bad minn kota 55 -6 years old i think
     
  2. firecat1981

    firecat1981 BBA Counselor

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    Trolling motors definitely go bad after a while, especially the old 5-speeds. If the wires were to small it would build up resistance and pop the breaker/fuse. If it's just missing the highest speed then the controller might be worn out.
     

  3. Check wires going to plug also make sure that you nuts are very tight on battery I had this same thing happen and I thought it was the tm but it ended up being loose connections