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Old 08-13-2022, 12:08 PM
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Default Boat lift limit switch failure...

I was LUCKY!!!
I am pretty retentive about watching & listening to my garage car lift and my boat lift during operation. Yesterday, a one year old UP limit switch failed. I noticed that my normal reference point (the top of the PVC guide post) was closer than normal to the boat house rafter. I was able to stop the lift before any contact/damage (with about 2" to spare).
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Old 08-13-2022, 08:01 PM
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Yep - I always watch mine. Had one move on me one time and it was a ****show.....
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Old 08-17-2022, 10:33 PM
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A new switch did NOT resolve the issue...upon additional investigation we discovered that there was a nick in a wire that caused an intermittent failure.
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My marina ONLY uses boat lifts (love it). but they had to stop using limit switches after too many failures. It means I have to stand and hold a button for an eternity while moving the boat. However they had multiple failures/issues.
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Was there a bad storm that flooded the electronics on the lift? These rainy days are breaking all my stuff
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Originally Posted by marx88
Was there a bad storm that flooded the electronics on the lift? These rainy days are breaking all my stuff
In my case, it was most likely a nicked wire during installation/repair/maintenance that went unseen for years.
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