Originally Posted by simadownow6988
I bought a Quadratec winch for my Jeep a few months ago. It was one of their 9500# versions. After installation, I noticed that it wouldnt wind up without making a loud squeeling noise. I thought that maybe it was because it was new. A few weeks ago, I tried to use it and it acted like it was locked up. I had to wind it back up by rotating the drum with my hand in freespool.
After calling QT, they replaced my winch with another. Install again was a pain in the ass, but I finally got it. This winch only works sparaticly. I used it to put tension on a wire fence, and while pulling the fence line tight, it was cutting on and off (like 3 second bursts). The problem happened on and off all day. I checked the remote plug and it seems like its tight and making connection.
Before I call QT and ask for a replacement AGAIN, has anyone else had any problems with their QT winch? I dont want another if this keeps happening. Im tired of installing and removing winches.
I want to apologize for the issues you are having with the Q9500. The intermittent power to the winch sounds like it could be a bad ground. Please PM your contact info so that I may follow up on the status of your replacements.
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