I have a 2019 270 SDX. The windlass stopped working and I had to retrieve anchor manually by hand. Any ideas? It was a strong wind, strong current day when it failed. Where are circuit breakers or fuses? Thanks in advance for any help
According to the Owner's Manual: "Power is fed from the house batteries to the main DC Breaker Panel. This panel feeds power to the Control Station, the DC Distribution Panel, and devices located in the bilge."
My guess is the main DC Breaker Panel has the windlass breaker and is located not far from the battery.
First thing, check the fuses/breakers, then all the connections. If that doesnt help, take a look inside your Solenoid up front by the motor. Clean it up and reassemble it/install it. Beyond that your getting into bigger issues and testing. I personally just had to replace my solenoid after taking the above steps. The link below is to an excellent site I used but it seems to be having issues. Good luck https://www.sailfeed.com/2014/01/how-to-fix-your-electric-windlass-9-out-of-10-times/
Never every use the winch to dislodge the anchor . If the anchor is stuck what you do is pay out more online And but the boat in forward gear and slowly move in the same direct in a 45 degree angle No more that 1,000 rpm that should loosen the anchor it also depends on what type of anchor