Minn Kota Trolling Motor Problem

by Jim

I have a Minn Kota 74# thrust TM that sometimes jumps to full power when the variable speed selector is at a much lower setting or off. When my foot hits the button it may run at the selected setting or full power. Any help correcting this problem is much appreciated. About threw me out of the boat yesterday.

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May 18, 2010
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trolling motor speed problem
by: nelson

I have minn kota maxum 74# thrust that jumped to high randomly also, I found that the little white flat wire that runs from the speed control switch to the control board had a short and the only way to fix it is to replace control board which cost 185.00, I just bought one for mine, hope this helps you

Sep 16, 2007
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Minn Kota Maxxum jumps to full power
by: Gary

I have a brand new Maxxum Pro 80# with the same problem. No matter what the throttle setting is, it will randomly jump to full power on its own.

If you figure out what the problem is, I'd sure like to know what to do about it.

thanks,
gary

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