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Hoist Parts

Your hoist is a versatile tool that can help with lifting and moving heavy loads, but the heavy strain that is put on this tool can gradually wear down the parts that make it work. There are gears that can wear out, chains that can snap and, in some cases, motors that can burn out.


Figuring out what is wrong with your hoist

  • If the motor is not performing like it should, it could be that you are over the manufacturer's load weight limit. If weight is not the issue, the problem might be an electrical issue, a broken kill switch or an intermittent power supply problem.
  • Having the brake or motor overheat is most likely a sign of too heavy a load or the hoist being used too frequently. If the hoist is operating in extremely hot conditions, it should be well-ventilated and used in moderation to avoid damage.
  • Abnormal noises could mean a few different things. If the noise is coming from the motor, it may be a signal of broken gear teeth or extreme wear. If the noise is coming from the chain, the chain might need to be cleaned and lubed. Also, check the idler sprocket for damage or wear.
  • If you are experiencing load drift of over 4 inches, you should check the brake to make sure it is working correctly and is not worn out. Also, check the air gap on the brake to make sure it isn't too wide.
  • If the motor is completely dead and will not start, make sure the kill switch is not engaged and that the power supply is connected properly. If the motor isn’t seriously damaged, there might be a problem with the start capacitor.

How to install a hoist in your garage

Once you have your workspace clear and your ladder set up, make sure you have located an appropriate structural point in your garage to hang the hoist from. Toss one end of the lifting sling over the structural point so that it drapes down over the other side. Next, remove the shackle bolt from the shackle and thread the shackle through the eye loops on the lifting sling. Rethread the shackle bolt. Finally, slide the hoist hook onto the shackle and close the safety catch so that it can't slip off the shackle.

Finding hoist replacement parts at Sears PartsDirect

Once you have diagnosed the problem with your hoist, simply type in the model number in the search bar above to find the proper repair parts. If you don't have the model number, you can use the finder feature to browse by make and model. Sears PartsDirect appreciates your patronage, and we back all our manufacturer-authorized replacement hoist parts with a satisfaction guarantee.