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I have a warn XD9000i and find the rope really hard to pull out when the winch is in freespool. I thought it may just be me but I tried and new champion winch and you have to put no effort in whatsoever. What could be causing the freespool to be so tough and how can I make it really easy?



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My money is on the internal brake.

Either that or your winch tray is not flat and the winch end casings are being twisted out of plane when you tighten the bolts. Try loosening the holding down bolts. If the free spool frees up then you have found your problem. If not, it is time for a rebuild and brake service.

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It Sound like you have to much grease on the outside of the Ring Gear, and in the end housing

no 18 and no 1 on a parts diagram if you can see one , this causes to much resistance and makes it hard to pull

out, as this must spin frely when in free spool , this is comon on a lot of lowline winches after they have been serviced,

as to much grease is put on the outside of the Ring Gear , use a light oil on the outside of the Ring Gear it should help

Gwyn Lewis

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