MAINTENANCE

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Maintenance

Props and shafts are not 100% symmetrical. Often times simply removing the prop, rotation it 180 degrees, and re-installing it will lessen or eliminate the incidence of vibration. If this does not correct the problem then you should contact your local Minn Kota Dealer for an evaluation.

Please follow this Propeller Replacement for correct removal of the propeller. It is recommended that you remove the propeller after every use to inspect for fishing line and weeds.

General Trolling Motor Maintenance Recommendations:

  • The composite shaft requires periodic cleaning and lubrication for proper retraction and deployment. A coating of an aqueous-based silicone spray will improve operation.
  • The propeller must be inspected and cleaned from weeds and fishing lines after every use. Fishing lines and weeds can get behind the prop, damage the seals and allow water to enter the motor.
  • Verify the prop nut is secure each time the motor is used.
  • To prevent accidental damage during transportation or storage, disconnect the battery whenever the motor is off of the water. For prolonged storage, lightly coat all metal parts with an aqueous-based silicone spray.
  • For maximum battery life recharge the battery(s) as soon as possible after use. For maximum motor performance restore battery to full charge prior to use.
  • Keep battery terminals clean with fine sandpaper or emery cloth
  • The propeller is designed to proved weed-free operation with very high efficiency. To maintain this top performance, the leading edge of the blades must be kept smooth. If they are rough or nicked from use, restore to smooth by sanding with fine sandpaper.
  • If using in Salt water wash the motor with fresh soapy water.