I have a HDX589MDPL also. I am very interested in what you find.
Please keep us advised. I believe these towers have a worm reduction
gearbox and we can crank the the pulley wheel on the gearbox around by hand
to raise and lower it. I haven't yet had to do this with mine, anybody
on the forum done this with their HDX ?
On Jan 17, 2011, at 9:34 AM, Richard (Rick) Karlquist wrote:
> Try swapping the time delay relays to see if
> the down relay went bad. They are socketed.
> These are low reliability components.
> "nothing happens" isn't the capacitor. If
> that goes, the motor will make a lot of noise
> and not move.
> Rick N6RK
> On 1/17/2011 7:58 AM, Dick Dievendorff wrote:
>>> I went out on Friday afternoon to lower the tower. Nothing happened when I
>>> flipped the switch. I checked the plug and GFI breaker, it seems to have
>>> I plan to return in Tuesday and begin diagnosis. I'll check for AC power at
>>> the outlet, and inside the box mounted on the tower. Beyond that I'm in new
>>> territory. Motor start capacitor? How does one test that?
>>> How would I go about bringing the tower down at least partway manually?
>> Dick, K6KR
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