You can test the motor by itself, bypassing the contactor, as follows:Hey guys. How do I troubleshoot my albright system? Its hooked up per all the diagrams and when i hit the trigger the first time the motor turned once. Now the contactor is clicking but the motor is not moving at all.
Note, I am using a DB electric motor on mine with an Albright solenoid. How can I test the motor and the albright separately to figure out what's wrong?
Disconnect the contactor.
The three posts on the motor are "A" (armature), "F1" (field 1) and "F2" (field 2). Run a jumper wire from "A" to "F1" and put 12 volts + power from a battery/jumper cables to "F2", and the negative jumper cable from the battery grounded to the motor case. The winch motor should run in one direction when power is applied to the “F2” terminal.
Next swap the jumper wire from "A" to "F2" and put power from the battery to terminal "F1". The winch motor should run in the opposite direction when power is applied to the “F1” terminal.