I have a smittybuilt xrc-8 that was on the jeep when I bought it haven't had to use it till this weekend. Can't get it to free spool but it will unwind an wind with the use of the controller. Any ideas
does it have a lever on the side,my warn does,not sure aboubt smittybilt but you
would think all winches do, the lever there is to engage or disengage [ free spool ]
the winch, it should be marked on which way to go
Yeah it has the lever but it wont move to free spool. I didn't know if maybe you pulled out the rotated the lever or just rotated it free spool. Just seems weird that it works fine just can't free spool.
Location: where I wheel: N 45║ 36.663' W 123║ 20.935'
From the internets:
The issues I had were freespool and the cheap looking remote.
The freespool took another vehicle to drag it out. I dissasembled the planetary gear set (not bad) and cleaned and repacked with some good Lucas red bearing grease. I also replaced a small pin in the engage/disengage with the end of drill bit. Found this trick online. This fixed the freespool issue. Disengage and pull out by hand as expected.