Winch not holding plow up
I finally snapped the cable on my plow set up so I changed the cable to a nylon strap. Now the winch winch won't hold the plow up. The winch is way underpowered for the Rhino, but worked well for the plow and I was hoping to to get through the winter before buying a Warn. Here is my setup:
Superwinch 2000atv winch
66" American Eagle Mfg plow with front mount.
Here is what I changed after the cable snapped:
-I removed most of the cable and put 10ft of nylon 2"strap.
I did this because 1-The cable binds. 2-it flattens out and weakens on the rollers. 3-Cable grooves the rollers with the constant back and forth of plowing.
-I flipped the roller fairlead over seeing as the bottom one was fairly chewed up and I did not want it to ruin the nylon strap (maybe this screwed with the angle of the plow rope?)
-I replaced the dash mount switch with a handheld switch on a 10' lead.
I notice that my winch rope is coming off of the bottom of the spool.
I am wondering if by extending the switch wires I messed something up. I used 8gauge wire, so it should be getting enough juice.
When I pull my plow up it slowly goes down. The nylon strap is not slipping on the drum. The actual drum is turning and letting the plow back down slowly.
I am assuming that the gears are stripped, or the mechanism for the freespool is not fully disengaging.
Anybody have any advice?