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Trolling motor will not spin with out being turned by hand.

I recently purchased a Motorguide Hyperdrive (Bill Dance Modle) bow mount 36 pound of thrust trolling motor on EBAY. The prop will not spin unless I start spinning it by hand. Once the prop is spun the controlls work fine until the motor comes to a dead stop. Then the prop needs to be spun by hand to get it started.
Can this problem be easily repaired? I cannot find a site that list replacement parts for this motor. Can you help?

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This may sound really dumb but it's worth a shot. I bought a trolling motor and it did the same thing as yours. I put up with it until I broke a prop blade. When I was changing the prop I discovered about fifty feet of monofilament fishing line wrapped around the shaft, partially melted, hidden by the prop hub. Once removed, it worked fine. Hey, try it, can't hurt.

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Take the prop off and make sure the pin that goes through the shaft is in place. The prop could also not be sitting on the pin proper.

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