Brand new Minn kota issues


Old Minn Kota died so recently purchased a brand new 112lb thrust Minn Kota riptide for my 22ft bay boat. The new motor has been giving me some issues right off the bat. I'll often press spot lock and after a minute or so it will turn off anchor mode and turn to the right. I also find that the motor turns very slowly and even at the top speed I am moving extremely slow. When the anchor mode does work I notice it is almost always on 9 or 10 even though the current isnt particularly bad. I had an 80lb thrust before this and find that this motor isn't any stronger. Any suggestions as to what my issue could be? 2 of the 3 batteries used to be connected to my old minn Kota that gave me issues. Could It be battery related?
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you are describing a classic low voltage failure.
you need to test the voltage at the trolling motor while under load.
it should be over 36 volts


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