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2BEFORE re­mov­ing the ro­tor assem­bly, in­spect for cor­ro­sion or wa­ter da­m­age. If present, take the mo­tor to an auto elec­tri­cian. A DIY re­pair is vi­able but will re­quire some ex­pe­ri­ence in elec­tric mo­tors.

This winch ap­pears to have had lit­tle use, so the key ar­eas to in­spect are the cop­per con­nec­tions on the ter­mi­nals, and the bear­ings. The sol­der con­nec­tion on these posts can fa­tigue, caus­ing poor con­tact and there­fore winch fail­ure.

The bear­ings on ei­ther end of the ro­tor assem­bly are also sim­ple to in­spect, and re­place­ment bear­ings can of­ten be sourced cheaply from a lo­cal bear­ing sup­plier.

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