stowamatic speed control problem

Stowamatic speed control problem and lake

My trolley ended up in a lake!

It now works perfectly on the auto-advance (10m, 20m etc) but does not work on the switch.

I have previously bought a replacement switch from you which fixed  the problem back a while but now after is dropped into the lake the trolley is acting the same.  My local repairer won’t accept Stowmatic trolleys as he can’t get parts but he did say that I should replace the switch.

Looking into it further, I wonder if the problem may be the controller (which I see you stock)? If you think I am wasting my time that’s fine. If you think it’s worthwhile then I will order the part from you (do I need the circuit board as well)?


Yes, I think he may be correct in saying it’s the speed control switch. When the golf trolley is submerged in water it can sometimes burn out/short the electronics, (controller and handle circuit and speed control switch) but as yours is working on the preset distances auto distance buttons and the trolley is working OK then I would think is only needs the switch replaced.  Another instance of a common problem with this part is it sometimes will not go up or down the speeds correctly and jump erratically.  There is a specific post on the fitting of the speed control switch and also which also explains more in detail how it works and its faults.

stowamatic speed control problem
stowamatic speed control problems

This is a fairly simple fix and it plugs in place after opening the handle.   See the link for fitting a speed switch which also has a video to help for this exact handle type.  Can be purchased here Stowamatic speed control switch






12 responses to “Stowamatic speed control problem and lake”

  1. Peter Hannah avatar
    Peter Hannah

    I have set up my new pro master trolly but it won’t start. I have charged everything required and I have checked every connection which are all ok. The control panel lights up. No response on pressing the forward button! Help please!!


    1. Jim avatar

      Peter, If it’s new, check if the motor will run on go button slows or auto-distance button, just in case you have put the wheels on the wrong sides.

  2. Judith Elford avatar
    Judith Elford

    I bought brand new motocaddy 5 gps last November. I like it but it is unreliable.

    Trolley parked and switched off suddenly decides to take off. This has happened several times

    In the middle of the round trolley refuses to switch off. Had to ask my playing partner to unplug the battery whilst I held on to the trolley to get it to stop. This has happened several times. Help please.

    1. Jim avatar

      As of writing this, at present I don’t deal with Motocaddy. So all I could suggest is a case of dealer service or repair for a Motocaddy golf trolley. If this was a Stowamatic I would normally suspect the main controller to be faulty.

  3. chris curtis avatar
    chris curtis

    I have a stowamatic GXT white trolley the distance control button works ok ABC and the on /off works but when I hit the go button and use the potentiometer it stays on zero and doesn’t move what is the fault likely to be the speed control card is a D62145. Would a D64186 work in it’s place please advice

    1. Jim avatar

      With the on/off button working okay then it really is only the speed dial not adjusting then i would think that it is just the speed control switch needing replaced. See online store for replacement

  4. Ciaran avatar

    I have a mocad. It will run for about 20/30 seconds and then stop. I opened up the motor everything looks clean. Battery seems to be holding its charge. Could it be a problem with the speed switch? TIA

    1. Jim avatar

      Sorry I don’t deal with MOCAD, but it seems more of a connection issue somewhere along the line

  5. John Morris avatar
    John Morris

    I have a Caddymatic Golf Trolley which between 1-5 does not work then 6-9 works with 9 motors very well but much slower of cause going up hill. Have replaced the switch which now 1-9 not work but continue turning on to 5 starts working.
    Please advise.

    1. Jim avatar

      If the LED numbers are scrolling perfectly smoothly but not engaging until spore 5 – it may be to do with the controller. But first make sure connections are clean by unplugging and re-plugging in again even a squirt of WD40 on them as a check. Then if the battery is ok it’s on to the controller unit

  6. Les Davies avatar
    Les Davies

    I have an oldish Pro Rider golf trolley. It has suddenly stopped turning on using the on off switch. In frustration I pressed all the the switches (distances /on off /go) & it suddenly turned on. The speed controller worked as did the distance controls. The ‘go’ button did not work & the on off button did no work. The only way to turn off the control panel was to disconnect the battery. I have managed to do this a few times but it is not consistent. Any ideas? I was thinking it maybe the control board although it looks ok. Any advice would be appreciated.

    1. Jim avatar

      The handle circuit board and the main controller unit (under the battery tray) are closely linked and always difficult to know which one is causing the problem. It can sometimes be a process of elimination of which one replace.

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