Snow Plows Meyer-Homeplow-troubleshooting

Published on December 2nd, 2015 | by Turner Anderson

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Meyer Snow Plow Troubleshooting Guide (Power Angling Units)

If you are having trouble with your Meyer Power Angling Home Plow, you are in luck!

Using the tabs below, locate the problem you are having with your plow and then click on the “possible cause” and “condition” tabs to figure out what could be wrong and how to fix it!

Plow does not lift or lifts slowly – motor operates
1. Low hydraulic fluid level.
2. Discharged battery
3. Leaking or open “S1” cartridge.
4. Motor turning counter clockwise.
5. Malfunctioning hydraulic unit.
1. Add fluid to proper level.
2. Recharge battery.
3.Clean or replace “S1” cartridge.
4. Check wiring to motor solenoid (T1 should be energized) – Check controller – Replace motor solenoid.
5. Replace hydraulic unit

Plow angles right when raise switch is pressed
1. Leaking or open “S2” cartridge.
2. Wiring not correct.
3.Bad Controller.
1. Clean or replace “S2” cartridge.
2. Check wiring harness.
3. Replace controller.

Motor doesn’t operate
1. Check red and black wires at battery.
2. No current to motor solenoid. (small red wire T1 & small black wire T2)
3. Malfunctioning motor solenoid.
4. Malfunctioning motor.
5. Malfunctioning hydraulic unit.
1. Clean and tighten connection.
2. Locate malfunction and repair. (check controller)
3. Replace motor solenoid.
4. Replace motor.
5. Replace hydraulic unit.

Plow doesn’t lower
1. No current “S1” coil. (black with white stripe & white wire)
2. “S1” cartridge jammed in closed position.
3. Inoperative “S1” coil. (black with white stripe & white wire)
 1. Locate malfunction and repair. (check controller)
2. Replace “S1” cartridge.
3. Replace “S1” coil. ( black with white stripe & white wire)

Plow creeps down
1. Leaking “S1” cartridge
2. Leaking raise cylinder, hose or fitting.
1. Clean or replace “S1” cartridge.
2. Replace raise cylinder or hose.

Plow does not angle left
1. No current to “S2” coil. (orange and black w/ white stripe wire)
2. Motor turning clockwise.
3. Bad “S2” valve.
1. Locate malfunction and repair. (orange and black w/ white stripe wire)
2. Check wiring of motor solenoid. (T2 should be energized) – Check controller – replace motor solenoid.
3. Replace “S2” valve.

Plow does not angle right
1. No current to “S2” coil. (orange and black w/white striped wire)
2. Motor turning counter clockwise.
3. Bad “S2” valve.
1. Locate malfunction and repair. (orange and black w/ white striped wire)
2. Check wiring of motor solenoid. (T1 should be energized) – check controller – replace motor solenoid.
3. Replace “S2” valve.

 

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3 Responses to Meyer Snow Plow Troubleshooting Guide (Power Angling Units)

  1. Daryl Hanus says:

    I have a new Meyer home plow with power angle, it works fine except when I lower the blade it slams down, is there any adjustment to slow down the lowering?

  2. Harold Chris Mikkelson says:

    Hello, I have had problems this year with my Meyer E47, a few years a go I sent it out and had everything gone through. Worked fine for four years, now this year My C Valve went out, and replaced coil. Worked fine a few times now it won’t angle left or right, I replaced coil and solenoid again and still does the same. You can hear motor run, and sometimes it will jerk a tiny bit when trying to angle left or right. You can get out with plow up in air and physically angle plow left or right, and the first time the C valve went out I could not do that.
    Fluid is brand new every year, and filters are new as well. I don’t get it?
    Please Help!

    I would greatly appreciate it.

    Thank You!
    Harold Chris Mikkelson

  3. john hall says:

    I have a Meyers home plow, I replaced the s-2 coil, both s-1 and s-2 solonoids and the motor solenoid. still will not angle left. goes up and down great, motor and pump sound fine, all wires look properly connected best I can tell. Driving me crazy, will not angle left. what else can I do short of C-4

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