Remote Controls have been often misdiagnosed, and need to be carefully checked before replacing to make sure the problem is not caused by a low battery or incorrect wiring. Remotes will not operate if the battery is below 11v. The most frequent failures are a result of soaking, or being wired to 24 volts. un careful-handling can easily break the UP/DN switch.
If the lift works with the UP/DN switch but not the Transmitters:
- Check the Battery in the powerpack.
- Check the Transmitters
- Program a working transmitter to the RC. Replace RC if still does not work.
- heck for evidence of water soaking, such as rust on the pump.
If the UP/DN switch and the Transmitters don’t work (Reference RC Wiring):
- Check Battery in Powerpack.
- Check the RC Unit Fuse (RC Wiring). If fuse is blown, find out why.
- Verify RC Unit is wired correctly (RC Wiring).
- Check output on RC.
- Measure 12V or more on Powerpack Battery.
- Measure 12V+ on the Down Coil (Coil Voltage Test) when pressing the Down switch, but not when pressing Up switch.
- Measure 12V+ on the UP Coil (Coil Voltage Test) when pressing the Up switch, but not when pressing Down switch.
- Measure 12V+ on the Starter Solenoid trip wire when pressing either up or down.
- Measure 12V+ on Lights Wires(RC305D or E) or Terminals(RC306A) after pressing ‘Lights’ on programmed transmitter. If no power, check Fuse on Light wire.
- Repeat test using a transmitter.
- If output is dead, check for 12V+ downstream of fuse on RC power wire (12V+ to RC Unit) to check for broken wire.
- Look for evidence of water soaking.
Next steps are for Model RC306 or older only.
If the UP/DN switch does not work, but Transmitters do.
- Switch is most likely broken, or internal wire fell off switch. If the switch feels loose, most likely the switch was broken by something hitting it.
- Replace RC if under Warranty
- If not under warranty, customer may replace switch, or buy a new RC (or live without a switch).
- The switch can be replaced fairly inexpensively by us or a dealer. We can special order a switch if needed.
Symptoms of an RC being fried by 24Volts (for FL10, FL13, SL18, SL24 only):
- Main fuse blown (If applicable)
- Switch works, but output is dead or strange when operated by transmitter.
- Starter Solenoid fails at same time.