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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-11-2004, 04:41 PM
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Winch Repair?

We have a Warn winch that doesn't seem to pull very well. And it smoked last time I used it. It is off the rig right now and I am looking to rebuild it. I don't know that much about winches.

The numbers on the gearbox are 327351. I don't know what kind it is. There is a knob on the side of the gear box, is this to engage/disengage clutches? I am not even sure of the correct way to operate these winches. Help.

Is there any resources for rebuilding these?
- Information?
- Rebuild kits?
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 06-11-2004, 05:38 PM
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Re: Winch Repair?

we need a model number....
is the motor next to, or ABOVE the cable spool?
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post #3 of (permalink) Old 06-11-2004, 09:26 PM
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Re: Winch Repair?

I believe it is the 8274. It looks like it anyway. I found a great page describing a guy rebuilding one. Check it out:

- The disengagement shaft seems to be froze up, or atleast stuck pretty good. Is this normal?

- Is there anything else I should realize before getting into this winch?
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Re: Winch Repair?

that winch is easy to rebuild, and a VERY good winch.
nothing seized is norma, but anything can happen...
take th etop half of the case off and take a look at the shaft the freespool gear rides on.
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it smoked last time I used it

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Not a good sign! Specially if was a "puff" while under load. But the good thing is that parts are available and if your motor is burnt .... any good electic motor shop can repair it. Or you can buy a new one from a Warn dealer. If you do have a mod 8274 it's worth the effort to rebuild/repair/service.
As for the 'freespool-engage' lever, not unusual for things to bind up but should come free with a little manipulation. Disassemble, clean &amp; lube should do the trick but things do break or get out of adjustment, so you'll have to open it up and see.
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