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Meyers Plow issue

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Have been working on a family friends plow unit.  Meyers E60, I have one last problem. When the plow goes all the way up it doesn't want to come down, but later will come down and then work fine for awhile.   The solenoid is magnatizing, I just had the whole unit apart do to someone leaving a paper towel in after a recent rebuild, and the down solenoid valve could be fouled but it works so well even after sitting I am beginning to think I have other issues.  The trouble shooting guild says put in a new valve and see if the problem continues, which is a $100 plus just to check.  

 

Anyone have any other ideas before I buy a valve and maybe find out it was fine?

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Assuming electric control? Not cables I've seen cables lose adjustment... And only go one way just need wiggled...

Could solenoid be swapped like left right to up down?

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1 minute ago, mader656 said:

Assuming electric control? Not cables I've seen cables lose adjustment... And only go one way just need wiggled...

Could solenoid be swapped like left right to up down?

It is electric control.  And the three valves are each different so no swapping. What really puzzles me is it works and then will stop while fully extended, wait for a couple minutes to a couple hours and it works again.  I will go check the fluid level again tonight but I do not have much hope for that

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Wild hare....some kinda blockage in line?

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4 minutes ago, mader656 said:

Wild hare....some kinda blockage in line?

Ok, I will look at pulling the valve out and doing a brakleen flush

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check psi, if too low it will cause trouble.

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2 hours ago, M turbo said:

check psi, if too low it will cause trouble.

I will, thank you

It only happens when the ram is fully extended, I wonder if the PSI is high enough that the solenoid can not over come the pressure on the ram until it bleeds down?   Checking PSI tonight

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Pressure was at 3600 instead of 2500, hopefully this was it

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If that doesn't fix it check and see if the solenoid is getting too hot.  

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