Im my group we had had to use a winch one time, the hill on the Turner Mtn loop after the rain shower on Saturday. It was slick. It was, YES, a Warn Porwer Plant winch. We got the controller and cable all hooked up, he hit the button to take up the slack..... and click....nothing. He hit the button a few times, for both directions, and it did come to life and work. The solinoids were clicking but, it wasn't running the motor, but at least it did work after a couple of minutes.