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Bow mounted #pd 55 prop won't turn

I bought a new foot control thinking that I needed one because it would only turn one way, get the new control, now it turns both ways but the prop won't run, Dealer says the board is bad. Whats your take on this?

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SOURCE: Prop spins slow on any speed on the foot pedal

There is a good chance that the control board is bad. This is a common problem with these units. I have replaced my control board twice. When the control board goes out, some function of the unit will not work correctly while other functions work fine. The first time mine went out, the prop motor would not work. The last time the board went out, the unit would only steer right.

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SOURCE: bow mounted pd55 trolling moter, 5 yrs old.

put the old one back on and see it the engine runs if so it is in the connection to or from the cable

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SOURCE: Have 12 V bow mount trolling motor that doesn't

Hello, You have several points to check. #1 check your wiring connections--- plug, plug socket, wiring connections internal of trolling motor, condition of wiring to battery, battery terminal connection & charge of battery. #2 borrow someones DVM (digital multimeter) and check the resistance of the speed control as you turn it without any wires connected to it. #3 if problem not found take 2 aspirin and E-mail me of test results "for further review".

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