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Lewmar 2000 Vertical Windlass 2 years 4 months ago #2337

Hello all. Our windlass ceased functioning yesterday while bringing up the anchor. No sound, no smoke, no smell. Seems as if the clutch is fully engaged because I can barely spin the drum, even with the winch handle in place. It was a blast bringing up 125 feet of chain and a 65lb anchor, by hand. Real fun!

Does anyone have the manual for a Lewmar 2000 vertical windlass? I have no other documentation aboard and can't find any online, though I may not be searching for the right model #, just going by the engravings on the windlass. Any troubleshooting tips for windlass would be helpful as well.

Thanks, Matt
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Lewmar 2000 Vertical Windlass 2 years 4 months ago #2338

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Some, Not all, have a Breaker at the windless motor. If it stopped suddenly, probably electrical.
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Lewmar 2000 Vertical Windlass 2 years 4 months ago #2339

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i have a nielsen and had the shear pin in the gear box break...
just a regular shear pin and this probably has one also..
did the motor turn but not engage the capstan?...
once out it's an easy repair.. getting it out may not be...
as mentioned since the drum was difficult to turn it sounds like it was in an attempt to
raise the anchor under load but did it turn without the chain on the capstan?...if not it sounds electrical..
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Lewmar 2000 Vertical Windlass 2 years 4 months ago #2341

Thank you all for replying.

It turned out to be a popped breaker that did not easily reset. YES, the windlass was under heavy load, we had strong winds of 28 knots and some choppy steep waves as we were trying to up anchor. The breaker sits flush on the wall just underneath the companion way stairs. I ended up removing it from the wall and with the lightest press, it reset and the windlass is functioning just fine. Because of this mishap, I think I will relocate breaker so it can be more easily reset.

I am now interested in servicing the windlass but cannot source a manual/schematic anywhere. I will take a picture and send to Lewmar to see if they can come up with something.

Thanks again,

Matt
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