Replacing windlass foot switches, cures problem?
I have a Lewmar 3000 windlass. Recently when operating the foot switches (either one) they cut out intermittently. I seem to get about 10 - 15 seconds of action before it will cut out, then after waiting a few seconds it will operate again for another 15 seconds or so.
I also have a helm up/down switch for the windlass and when I operate that I do not have any cut-out either up or down.
So, I think I have isolated it to the switches which are old and the rubber is corroded. I have ordered replacement switches but I am curious if anyone can think of anything else that could cause this (and need attention when I am replacing the foot switches)?
I do find it odd that this is affecting both the foot switches. It started a few months ago with the up foot switch and is now affecting both, with more frequent cut-outs.
Thanks for your thoughts.