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    Intermittent Problems with PowerPole

    Here lately I've been experiencing some weird issues with my Power Pole. Two trips ago it quit responding after being deployed. I had to crank up and head for shallower water, and eventually got it back up. It would not redeploy. The next day, while on the trailer, it seemed to work great. I went fishing yesterday, and experienced nearly the exact same thing. I was able to deploy it at my first stop, and was able to lift it when I was ready to run. However I could not get it to deploy at my next stop. Any clues as to what may be wrong? When I try to deploy it, there's a brief clicking noise, but never any movement.

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    I would be on the phone to PP.
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    Ask Rich @ Hydrilla Gear! I'm sure he knows whats up!:thumbup:

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    Probably a bad connection somewhere or the electric motor is about to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeguy6 View Post
    Here lately I've been experiencing some weird issues with my Power Pole. Two trips ago it quit responding after being deployed. I had to crank up and head for shallower water, and eventually got it back up. It would not redeploy. The next day, while on the trailer, it seemed to work great. I went fishing yesterday, and experienced nearly the exact same thing. I was able to deploy it at my first stop, and was able to lift it when I was ready to run. However I could not get it to deploy at my next stop. Any clues as to what may be wrong? When I try to deploy it, there's a brief clicking noise, but never any movement.
    Please list what model Power Pole. Single or dual set up. Also if you can ballpark year or provide a serial number that would help me narrow down a few things. What switches do you run (remote,dash) and does it happen with both switches?

    Let mew know and I will try to have this wrapped up in less time then it took you to type your issue.

    Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hydrilla Gear View Post
    Please list what model Power Pole. Single or dual set up. Also if you can ballpark year or provide a serial number that would help me narrow down a few things. What switches do you run (remote,dash) and does it happen with both switches?

    Let mew know and I will try to have this wrapped up in less time then it took you to type your issue.

    Thank you.

    Rich 561-926-2664
    It's a single setup. Pro Series (PP-PRO-6-BK). Serial # 16408-L. I think it's a 2011, but may be a 2010. It happens with both the remotes and dash switches.

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    1st place to look is the obviouse. Check to see that the pins in the plug ends are straight and making proper contact. Go back to the plug location and shake it while you oporate the pole with the remote. Check the inline buse fuse as well for proper contact and corrosion. If you say you hear a clicking noise make note of when this happens.. How long have you have the pole on the boat? Did you buy it used or new from a dealer?

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    I pulled out the fuse, and it looked good. I plugged it back in, and it started back working.. It looks good, no corrosion or anything.. Hopefully I'll be able to go fishing this weekend. Thanks for the responses..

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    It may have just been coincidence that you pulled the fuse and now it works..
    The next time the pole acts up take a minute to make note of what is going on. If you hear a click try to diagnose what is clicking.. Is it the motor, relay, or remote receiver? The better you can diagnose the problem the quicker I can get you a fix if needed.
    If the pump/motor is close enough to a battery you can unplug the green and blue wires coming out of the motor and touch one to the positive terminal and the other to the negative to operate the pole. Flip the wires to opposite terminals to operate the other way. You may want to bring a set of small jumper wires with you to help you reach a battery if need be. Doing this will also help eliminate a bad motor..
    As always feel free to call me. You can do so while on the water if an issue comes up and we can go over it while on the phone. My cell number is 561-926-2664 Rich

    Also sending this in a IM so you get it for sure!

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    I'm pretty sure the click noise is coming from the remote receiver, although it clicks when using console switch as well. I'll try your suggestions next time it happens. I agree about the fuse. I'm pretty sure that I checked that out on the water the first time it happened. The second time I didn't bother..

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    Just had this same problem, I also heard the clicking. Mine needed a new board, called power pole directly and they took care of it.
    Easy to replace the board just take pump cap off and unplug it( power off first)

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