I have a Minn Kota trolling motor on the bow of my boat and the other day when I was putting the boat away I noticed a low buzzing noise that caught my attention. What I found was that the foot control unit was sticking on the rotation at all times. I took the control apart and found that the electronic board on it is the problem. There are several blister-like buttons on the board that pop on and off with pressure. One of these buttons is broken down and shows a small burnt spot. Another one is collapsed and does not seem to function well either. I could replace the board only if I had one. If not I may need to find the entire foot pad or whatever they call it. What are some good resources to search for parts? I didn't get the exact model number info yet so I am just getting started on my research.
I don’t know anything about them, but I do know that some electronics shops can fix many board problems. Most of the components in there are replaceable it seems. Might be a cheap alternative if you have a good shop nearby.
I believe I found the board listed on Mike's Reel repair. I had gotten the part number from the board (P/N 230-4012 REV. B). On their site there is a part listed as 2304012 Control Board Assy-Ft Pdl. It is listed at $78.30. I was hoping that the component only would be less than that. Any other places to check?
I don't know if they can repair the board itself. It would seem that they would have to tear that entire spot apart and re-solder a button down in to it. Since the entire board was self contained and coated to prevent water damage it just seems like a major task. I am going to give Knox Marine a call and see what they can tall me.