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The controller was getting very hot. When I got home I removed the top to find the -battery wire insulation melted into the strands of wire. I cut the wire back a couple of inches to clean wire as well as the + wire to match length and installed new clips. I put the red positive the it's terminal and the black negative to it's terminal and now it runs backwards. I double checked the wiring. Was it wired wrong from the beginning to compensate for lower end wiring?

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  • jtaveira Jun 01, 2011

    I received your reply, Thank You. Should I swap the wires to the brush plate in the lower end? The yellow coming out of the epoxy is in with the red, the black by itself is how it is now.

  • jtaveira Jun 01, 2011

    Thank You for your reply.
    What I discovered after a little research was that I had reassembled the lower end mid section 180 degrees out hence the reverse polarity. I removed the screws enough to rotate 180 radially. The overheating was corrected by better connections.

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It is possible that the wires were reversed on the plate that holds the brushes. Since the motor is running backwards, the polarity is reversed and must be corrected for the motor to run correctly.

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    Jeremy Moore Jun 01, 2011

    It doesn't really matter whether you reverse the wires at the top, or at the bottom, as long as they are the correct polarity. Here is an assembly diagram, just in case:http://www.profisherman.com/minnkota/min...

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