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Winch Problems - Looking for Help

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I have a 2017 Foreman 500 with PS and push button transmission. I recently added a Warn 2500 winch and Warn 50” plow.
It was working great for about a month, but now it seems like the winch is drawing too much power and the winch struggles to reel back in and raise the plow blade. I have to rev the engine hard to get it to raise the blade without stalling. And it does so very slowly. The PS light comes on when I press the winch button. I have the winch toggle switch wired to the pink wire coming off the ignition. Am I doing something wrong? Do I need to be taking power off the 12v accessory plug on the front? I store the quad on a battery tender every time I put it away. I even tried a brand new battery this morning and the same thing happened. Maybe the PS and push button transmission are drawing too much to allow for the winch?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated!! Thanks!
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Wow - really surprised about the lack of help from a forum community like this. Guess I'll find another place where hopefully folks can lend a hand.
You're right Goober - sorry for not acknowledging your reply.
Goober - I installed the winch. I'll try you're idea about the kinking. I'm running the original steel cable at the moment.
I've tried something new and planning to try it the next snowfall. I strapped a full size deep cycle marine battery to the rear rack and wired the winch straight to it. The winch flies up and down now! I don't have the new battery tied into the charging system so I will need to put it on my Battery Tender after each use.
The battery seems like a beast, but how long it will actually last in use is still an unknown.
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Wow, OK. Thanks for a ton of static and attitude. Enjoy your little group. The attitude is not helpful or appreciated.
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