Not sure which model or revision you have but assume it's the older aluminum
box encased motor unit.
The ring rotor is a basic electro/mechanical unit and it's weak line is it's
positioning " POT" there are two I call them the black ones and the blue one's
. The blue ones are the latter and less susceptible to moisture invasion
compared to the black ones, both are the weak links in a EMF strike but that's
The " failure FREEZE " indicates to me Moisture there are no relays in the
unit only the "POT"
remove the wires from the in shack control box ( when it's frozen up ) #4 is CW
#6 is CCW and #5 is the wiper
The pots is 500 OHM so a simple wire wring out OHM check between #4,#5,#6 will
determine if it is in fact your thermal failure.
Carl usually has replacements POTS.
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com> Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2008
> 20:51:33 +0000> Subject: [TowerTalk] Preventing tic ring motor from
> freezing> > > I need some ideas for preventing my Tic Ring motor from
> freezing. For the past three years every time the temperature falls below
> freezing my Tic Ring stops working. Other times it works perfectly. Maybe I
> got the tropical version :-). I don't believe it is associated with water
> entering. It is sealed and this occurs even when the WX has been dry for
> days. Carl says there is no grease inside. In any case I was thinking of
> some type of heating strip used for gutters or similiar. This poses the
> problem of thermostat and supply voltage problems. > It has become a fairly
> accurate way of knowing the temperature...32 F stops working, 33 F works FB.
> Any ideas?> Howard..K2HK> > > > HK>
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