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Warn 9.5XP - broken - recommend a shop?
July 18, 2018
8:48 am
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hi all:

After cleaning/painting my rusted battery tray, I bolted it all back together/hooked everything up and, just to be sure, went to test my winch.

The solenoid clicks, but that's it. The motor does not budge. Conclusion: it is getting power (so I didn't eff it up when I messed with the battery/tray etc).

This happened before. I bought the winch used, and the solenoids were rusted up. Dmitry/Stellarbuilt cleaned them up and they worked fine. I haven't even used it. .  which is not inspiring confidence/trust in my winch.

So: who locally can service Warn winches? On The Road trucks? Anyone else? I would be fine with a "shade tree" expert, if available. . I am sure this is not a big project, but with my limited time/skills I don't really want to get involved (my usual "get it taken apart, then can't figure it out" experience). My experiences with "On The Road" have been OK, but not great.


July 18, 2018
11:31 am
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Sounds like some electrical corrosion was the initial issue which means all of the electrical should be inspected, including the motor brushes and connections in the motor housing.  My money is on a bad solenoid or corrosion on the brushes.  The nice thing is that Warn sells all the replacement parts if something is worn.  Any 4x4 shop should be able to handle the work and there are some youtube videos about the 9.5xp.  

On The Road Trucks went out of business and is now more of a street truck shop but still might be willing to do the work.  I would also consider an auto-electric shop, just call and ask if it is something they would look at. 

Alternatively you could take it to a Warn Authorized Service Center but the closest one is in Redding.  https://www.winchserviceparts.com/9-5xp.php They too might be able to talk you through stuff on the phone.

July 19, 2018
9:59 pm
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I used the warm service center in Redding when my power plant failed.  It cost me $400 to get it fixed by them.  

I couldn’t under stand how a $1500 winch was never capable of being used on fordyce without post run maintenance every time.  

Warn was clear that submerging my winch voided my warranty.  

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