Warn 8274 winch motor question

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I picked up an old 8074 winch and rebuilt it. I tested it and it fired up and turned. I then took the motor off and decided to clean it up and paint it. As I was loosening the terminal for the fields in the motor, one of the copper fields in the motor broke where the terminal bolt is attached to the field. I took it to a starter/alternator rebuild place but the guy there said he could get a new field but it woudl run me about 150.00 plus shipping. I can buy a new motor on ebay for that.

He said Warn doesn't sell replacement parts for the motors, only new motors themselves. This seems to be a pretty common motor and it seems like a field would be easy to come by. Anyhow, looking for some recommendations. I know there has to be an easy fix short of motor replacement.

Anybody got any ideas?
 
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flounder said:
I picked up an old 8074 winch and rebuilt it. I tested it and it fired up and turned. I then took the motor off and decided to clean it up and paint it. As I was loosening the terminal for the fields in the motor, one of the copper fields in the motor broke where the terminal bolt is attached to the field. I took it to a starter/alternator rebuild place but the guy there said he could get a new field but it woudl run me about 150.00 plus shipping. I can buy a new motor on ebay for that.

He said Warn doesn't sell replacement parts for the motors, only new motors themselves. This seems to be a pretty common motor and it seems like a field would be easy to come by. Anyhow, looking for some recommendations. I know there has to be an easy fix short of motor replacement.

Anybody got any ideas?

Work through Warn to upgrade to the new motor - a really nice upgrade.
 

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Locally we have a company that will rewind fields and rotors, never had one that small done, but the paper mills around here use them for their 200HP and larger motors.
 
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I run an 8074 as well, and if I understand correctly, I had a similar problem, I reefed down to hard on one of the lugs and sheared it off, so now I cant attach the cables for power, what I did to fix it was get a dremel and cut all remnants of the old lug off, I had an old Ford solenoid sitting around, I cut it open and removed one of the copper lugs, trimmed it up to match the old lug, cut a groove in the bottom and soldered it back together, reassembled everything, it works great:cool:
 
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