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Was fishing with my youngest today and he says from the back of the boat, “somethings sizzling back here”. Long story short, chasing a bass in shallow and the prop wound itself with weeds. Turned off the power, cleared the weeds and now the motor has one speed, fast!!! Does not have a foot pedal just the co pilot key fob and cycles (with beeps) through the allotted designated speeds but doesn’t change speed, make sense? Is there a reset in the motor? I looked at a bunch of YouTube videos but I can’t find anything pertaining to this exact problem.
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That’s why you should run a circuit breaker between the trolling motor and the batteries. The guys that fish the slop a lot trip the breaker on occasion. Having to clear the weeds and reset it is a lot easier than buying a new motor.

You could take it to a repair center to see if that’s lighter on your wallet than a new one. Since it was smoking something got cooked.
 

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That’s why you should run a circuit breaker between the trolling motor and the batteries. The guys that fish the slop a lot trip the breaker on occasion. Having to clear the weeds and reset it is a lot easier than buying a new motor.

You could take it to a repair center to see if that’s lighter on your wallet than a new one. Since it was smoking something got cooked.
The motor wasn’t smoking, the battery connections were sizzling”, he said there was no smoke at the connections. As soon as he told me I cut power and unplugged everything, when I plugged it back in it had one speed. I normally have a breaker in-line but when I put new battery connections on i took a short cut. Just thought maybe there was a reset or quick fix, bought the motor used and never seem to run right. Thanks
 

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The motor wasn’t smoking, the battery connections were sizzling”, he said there was no smoke at the connections. As soon as he told me I cut power and unplugged everything, when I plugged it back in it had one speed. I normally have a breaker in-line but when I put new battery connections on i took a short cut. Just thought maybe there was a reset or quick fix, bought the motor used and never seem to run right. Thanks
Probably burn't something out in the main control board. You can buy a new board for 20.00 off e bay or thru Minn Knota for around 160-170. Easy to put in as it just plugs in.
 

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If you call Minn Kota support they can help guide you through the repair. I was talking to one of their reps and the guy was walking me through how to pull off an I-pilot circuit board from a different model MK and wire it onto my powerdrive v2, that guy knew the product very well
 

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If you call Minn Kota support they can help guide you through the repair. I was talking to one of their reps and the guy was walking me through how to pull off an I-pilot circuit board from a different model MK and wire it onto my powerdrive v2, that guy knew the product very well
Thanks, that was my next step after tuning it.
 

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I just replaced one after talking toMinn Kota in GR. Remove both side covers amd snap out the middle piece. The cont rol board is under tht and all you have to do is remove 2 or 3 screws that hold board in place. The unplug the wire and plug them into the new board. Then put back together. He old me that any power drive uses the same board as long as i not auto pilot. You can change the older ones over the same way but you have to change the foot pedal as it changes from flat plug to a round one
 
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