Ultrex problems

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Idriller

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Started having ultrex issues the other weekend. While fishing a tournament the foot control became stiff and you couldn’t steer. Would work fine using the ipilot remote. Then you could try it again after using that ipilot remote for a while and it would work fine. Problem seems to come and go. I called minkota and they told me it’s problem a sensor or the board in the foot pedal. Really kinda disappointed. Just wondering if other people are having issues also. Lots of posts online about this.
 

Larry Williams

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Idriller, Please let us know what the problem is exacty and how it gets resolved. I haven't had mine but since January- all good so far. Thanks for sharing- even though it's bad news. Hope you get it resolved quickly.
 

Allen Dronsfield

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I have a 2019 Ulrex, I had a problem with the coiled wiring would catch the adjustment knob for the height of the motor shaft and it would pull it out of the holed seat for the coiled wire, this would immediately kill the trolling motor and the spot-lock. Got that problem solved the dealer wired my trolling motor backwards and I had serious electrolysis issue with white crystallized powder around the prop nut, the gaps in the bottom end and the 4 bolts holding my lower end of the mercury and heat discoloration on the stainless prop. The shaft and lower end of ultrex has been replaced along with all other components messed up. Mechanically it has been very reliable other than these issues. I have a Mega 360 ordered and am waiting on it to arrive.
 

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