Winch Circuit Breaker

I installed a Bell Viper winch last year and it's been working flawlessly however yesterday when checking over a few things before heading away I engaged the circuit breaker and it mades a squealing sound then throws the switch. I have isolated the cicuit breaker by disconnecting the reversing solonoid and switch and it does the exact same thing when connected to the fully charged battery.

It appears like and I'm hoping it's just a shagged circuit breaker but is this a common issue with them as I might grab two just in case.

Cheers JF

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 What made a squeeling sound?

Mon, 2022-01-17 18:13

 What made a squeeling sound?

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It's the circuit breaker.

Mon, 2022-01-17 20:21

It's the circuit breaker.

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Mine is 4.5 years old and

Mon, 2022-01-17 22:01

Mine is 4.5 years old and gets loads of use. No issues with the circuit breaker.

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Fixed. The sheath of a wire

Tue, 2022-01-18 10:28

Fixed. The sheath of a wire on the back of the solonoid had rubbed through and made contact with the nut

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