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Trailer Brakes Keep Locking Up

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Here's the deal...When coming to a stop, or slowdown, the trailer brakes lock up for an instant...then releases.

I know The brake controller is adjusted correctly as it just recnetly started to do this, but's got to be hard on the hitch...

any ideas as to why this hapens and what the remedy is would be appreciated.
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Pull the drum that you know to be having this problem. The one you can see locking up. I bet you have grease on the brakes.


It could be a controller issue. What brake controller are you using?
Very rare that you see that problem. The brake wire has to move around two others to get to the 12v wire. You should have had clues before that happened. Brake lock up with your right turn signal on, or brakes locked in reverse.
try checking the brake light switch for brake lights. The fuse is a braker and it sounds like the adj. is set to high and tripping the breaker.

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The fuse is not a breaker, it's a fuse. If it was a breaker, and it was tripping, there wouldn't be brakes at all. It wouldn't lock up the wheels.

If you spent half your time reading, instead of solving everyone else's problems, you might learn something.
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