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Offline Pookapotamus

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brushes in a kew 8000 winch
« on: May 04, 2009, 07:36:07 AM »
i just got this winch but it only works in one direction and some times cuts out, if i tap it with a hammer its starts again so i am expecting brushes. does anyone know where i can get a set? also i have completely rewired the solenoids but i am not sure if they are both working where can i gat a wiring diagram (seached the web but could not find a diagram that matched what i have) or where i can get some new solenoids?

i hooked it up on the bench when i first got home and it worked in both directions, then i started the truck and it would no longer work in one direction >:(, so i rewired to make sure all connections were good.

any help would be muchly appreciated :-\

Offline Eagle Jeeper

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Re: brushes in a kew 8000 winch
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2009, 07:41:20 AM »
A friend of mine was having similar problems with a warn 9000 and i think he ended up running a heavier ground cable back to the battery.
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Re: brushes in a kew 8000 winch
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2009, 07:43:22 AM »
hmm i dont think this one even has a ground cable ???

it sounds pretty rough so i am going to open it tonight and inspect it.

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Re: brushes in a kew 8000 winch
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2009, 08:00:32 AM »
I have an 8274 it grounds through the case as a rule but I run a secondary 2 gauge line it works way better.
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Re: brushes in a kew 8000 winch
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2009, 08:14:42 AM »
well i will throw a groung on it and see what happens, cant hurt it! thanks!

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Re: brushes in a kew 8000 winch
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2009, 08:27:00 PM »
carbon brush supply out of Edmonton can make brushes for anything. They are on 105 ave and 111 st.They where like $10 a set and where ready in about fifteen minutes. Had to bring in the old ones to make a set..Ramsey wanted like $120 for a set.Grabbed a couple of extra sets while i was there.

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Re: brushes in a kew 8000 winch
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2009, 09:43:38 PM »
Check out Amperage Tech.  They replaced the brushes on my 8274 motor
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Offline OffRoadNewbie

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Re: brushes in a kew 8000 winch
« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2009, 02:11:14 AM »
i think pretty much any starter rebuild shop could or would know where to get them from !!
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Offline Pookapotamus

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Re: brushes in a kew 8000 winch
« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2009, 07:07:27 AM »
thanks everyone!  i took it apart last night and good news the brushes are like new! but the bad news is one of the perimiter magnets has fallen off and cracked in half :o  so i have re epoxied it back into place and will see how well it workes tonight.

does anyone run a batery disconect to their winch? i have been thinking on this and cannot decide if it is a good idea or not.

Offline slimbeam

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Re: brushes in a kew 8000 winch
« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2009, 09:00:25 AM »
My KEW8000 would only run 1 way as well I took apart the hand controller and found the contacts on the buttons weren't touching for the 1 direction
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Re: brushes in a kew 8000 winch
« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2009, 09:05:25 AM »
i have completly rewired everything but did not think to look at the contacts in the buttons, thanks i will look into that. think i might pick up a couple of new solenoids too.

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Re: brushes in a kew 8000 winch
« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2009, 09:30:15 AM »
Anyone know where to get a control box for one of these?
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Offline Pookapotamus

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Re: brushes in a kew 8000 winch
« Reply #12 on: May 05, 2009, 09:33:29 AM »
you could probly go to princess auto and pick up a couple things and make your own it is a very simple wire job.

Offline slimbeam

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Re: brushes in a kew 8000 winch
« Reply #13 on: May 05, 2009, 09:33:53 AM »
a warn control box will work, modern or national should be able to get them for you, other than that try PA they may have a generect one that could work
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Re: brushes in a kew 8000 winch
« Reply #14 on: May 06, 2009, 07:23:10 AM »
well i got it all back together last night and mounted back on the jeep, everything works great and it does not sound too bad either. seems to have lots of power too :)