- Nov 14, 2006
- Boat Info
- 2005 420DB with AB 11 DLX Tender, Raymarine Electronics (2x12" MFDs) with Vesper AIS
- Cummins 450Cs, 9KW Onan Generator, 40HP Yamaha for tender.
I picked up an ACR RCL100 that wasn't working at a swap meet they have at our marina every year for twenty. After opening it up I noticed brushes and slip ring like a DC motor which got the power to the lamps and elevation motor. It was easy to take apart and easy to clean the brushes and slip ring plate. Most likely your issues are the brushes and slip ring plate need cleaning. These pics are the slip ring plate and brush holder/brushes.
I know exactly what you described, Tom. I did clean mine when I had to replace one of the gears. But it was a while back. Perhaps, like you said, it's worth a look again.