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Engine hatch tripping breaker 2008 Ec260

robger99robger99 Member Posts: 7
2008 Rinker Express Cruiser 260. Have tried opening engine hatch several times. Hatch starts moving very slowly then quickly trips breaker. Any help ideas greatly appreciated. 
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    Michael TMichael T Member Posts: 7,227 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Is anything binding? My friend had this problem on very hot days. the engine hatch had not been "trimmed" quite right at the factory and on hot days the hatch expanded a bit caused binding and tripped his breaker. When my new 2014  EC 360 arrived at the dealer the techs felt the engine hatch was binding so they took a grinder to it and a few hours later it shut much better. IF anyone decides it is necessary to grind down some of the fiberglass to make your hatch fit better you MUST vacuum-up every bit of the dust because if that fiberglass dust finds its way into your engine(s) they're dead! Also - check your grounds first. A loose ground or a corroded connection can flip a breaker real fast. Another potential cause could be that your actuator may be dying and overheating causing a trip.
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    robger99robger99 Member Posts: 7
    Thanks. Nothing appears to be binding. Checked the wiring connections and they look ok. Hatch still goes up and down but moves very slowly and trips breaker 3-4 times each way. Should I unhook the pin in case it dies completely?
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    Handymans342Handymans342 Member Posts: 10,375 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Too bad you do not have a DC amp meter
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