I recently purchased an older Warn 8274 (manufactured in 1985) from a friend and have a question about the power-out function. The winch only powers-out when there is tension on the line. Is this normal?
By the way, thanks to those who recommended welding supply stores for power cables.
Whaddaya mean "older"? That's not old! Mine is a 1978 model but still works like new. It should power out no matter what the load is. Sounds like there is a problem either with contacts or in the gearbox itself.