My 200HO will not tilt up when pressing either the switch on the control handle nor the tilt button on the motor. Tilt down OK. This was an intermitant problem for two years but now has become more of a problem. If I hit the up buttons a dozen or more times it will eventually come up. What shoul I look for?
Just an educated guess would be a faulty relay assembly, but do not overlook an intermittent electrical connection somewhere.
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