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  1. milotmatic

    milotmatic Refuge Member

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    Found a couple old mallard machine motors in shed. I can't get the propeller to turn by hand or by battery. Does this mean they are shot and no good? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Potholes Mark

    Potholes Mark Senior Refuge Member

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    trolling motors should be easy to troubleshoot
     
  3. tcc

    tcc Elite Refuge Member

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    If the prop won't turn by hand it's likely frozen bearings or such.
     
  4. Phytoplankton

    Phytoplankton Elite Refuge Member

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    You could try squirting a little penetrating oil down the shaft and let it sit for a while, then see if it works loose. But I wouldn't hold out a lot of hope.
     
  5. dog duck gun

    dog duck gun Elite Refuge Member

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    most likely has let water get inside and rusted things up in there. I have went thru a couple that ended up that way.
     
  6. Rick Hall

    Rick Hall Elite Refuge Member

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    Eggzackly. Wasn't going to be any saving the only one I bothered to open. I make a point of lubing the outside of the shaft's seal with silicon lube before each season (mine stays out and is used daily) and during the split - but it's just a matter of time...
     

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