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    Ultex Issue

    Well I almost got tossed out of the boat yesterday. I stepped on the momentary button on the foot pedal and it was on high! I had the dial set to 4. I turned the remote on and set the speed to 4 and used the remote to operate the tm and it worked fine. as soon as I pressed on the momentary button on the foot pedal the remote speed indicator went to 10! After about 10-15 minutes of use it would finally work as it should. This happened 2-3 times during the day.

    Has anyone else experienced this??
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    Yep, mine did the same thing except I didn't have the remote with me to see if that worked. Called MK and they said it was likely a bad board and I had to get it to a repair center. Been there for a couple of weeks now as the boards are on back order.

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    [QUOTE=_DJ;9424350]Yep, mine did the same thing except I didn't have the remote with me to see if that worked. Called MK and they said it was likely a bad board and I had to get it to a repair center. Been there for a couple of weeks now as the boards are on back order.

    Great! If they are on back order then they must be having issue's...not what I wanted to hear lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by _DJ View Post
    Yep, mine did the same thing except I didn't have the remote with me to see if that worked. Called MK and they said it was likely a bad board and I had to get it to a repair center. Been there for a couple of weeks now as the boards are on back order.

    Great! If they are on back order then they must be having issue's...not what I wanted to hear lol

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    I hear ya. Sucks!! I was really looking forward to my annual early June trip to Erie with spot lock and all the other bells and whistles. Denied!! Lol

    Hey keep us posted on how you make out over on the “Ultrex going back to MinnKota” thread!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by javelinbass View Post
    Great! If they are on back order then they must be having issue's...not what I wanted to hear lol

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    Not necessarily. They're running behind in production on new Ultrex's and may be using the boards to get the new ones out.
    BTW, just checked stock and both the 24 and 36V boards are available.
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    I checked as well, both in stock.

    where is the serial number located on the TM?
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