I was out plowing yesterday when my winch started killing the engine, I had been plowing for an hour or so, I figured the battery was low. I parked it and put the battery tender on it. Started it today, plowed for 5 minutes and the winch stopped working and would draw enough power when you pressed in or out to stall the engine. The winch motor made a loud whining noise too. I took the motor off, looks to be completely destroyed inside. I don't know much about electric motors, but I believe this to be a permanent magnet motor. It's $119 for just the motor through polaris, guess ill start winch shopping. Looks like one of the magnets on the inside broke loose and wadded everything up.