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Old 01-04-2007, 08:23 PM
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Default "Polish" winch controls fixed. (Zepp take note.)

Background: Warn 8000M winch, bought used. The winch controls are backwards. Down = out up=in. Additional note: Under high loads, winch brake does not work and cable backs out.

Eh, no big deal, I just have to remember my controls are backwards. No problem, got some Polack in me.

So I'm about to wind up new winch rope, and I'm thinking, hey, I might have that old cable on BACKWARDS! Warn says I should follow the decal on the drum. (yeah right, a sticker still on the drum?) I look at some pics on the ol' information superhighway and see:
http://www.winchline.com/drum_attachment.htm

Sure enough, bottom load and now my winch is like 99% of everyone elses.
Down = in and up = out. Just like the picture on the remote.
I bet it works a lot faster/stronger now. duh!
Good thing I've only used it 4x in 6 years.

ZEPP go check your cable wrap direction! It might be that easy.
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Old 01-04-2007, 10:30 PM
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Now that is funny!!! Why is it always those simple fixes that take years to figure out, or an eight year old kid.
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Old 01-05-2007, 11:58 AM
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You ever see that junkyard wars where these guys had their forward gear go out on them, and only had reverse? So they just dropped the axle from the springs and flipped it around... suddenly reverse was forward.
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