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08-29-2010, 10:44 PM
A couple of weeks ago out on starvation smoke started coming out of the base plate where the control board is located. I lost the ability to change the speed of the motor after that, it goes all out or nothing. The powerdrive model is an adjustable speed with out set speeds. I replaced it with another control board that is a replacement for the original (part number is different ). How hard could it be to replace. I just disconnected one wire and connected it to the same place on the new board. After reconnecting power to the control board I blew the inline circuit breaker and looked at new wiring diagram only to find out it is wired different. Now with the new control board I only have one speed, all or nothing. Did I short out the new control board to act like the old one or is their something else wrong with the motor.

08-29-2010, 11:35 PM
hi heres the nearest service center to you I would give them a call or call minn kota's tech line there preety good about answering questions hope this helps
swede r's at croft power equipment
530 w 1500 s
woods cross, UT
Phone: 801-397-1675
Fax: 801-296-0646
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08-31-2010, 09:39 PM
Thanks for the info. I will have to go down their and pick their brain as to what might be going on.

09-01-2010, 10:37 AM
Smoke from incident #1 would tell me you probably had a short from the outset. Replacing the board didn't address the original problem. Just a guess.