Upon a closer inspection of our electric winch’s innards the cause of it’s failure became apparent.  The hot terminal connection out to the motor had been assembled without the use of a lock washer and the nut had backed off to the point the connection was very loose.  This in turn, created an intermittent connection that sparked enough to melt the insulating pad at the base of the terminal, which caused the smoke signal and contaminated the connection to the point the juice stopped flowing completely.  All fixed now.

The Kingdom is saved!   The lumbars rejoice!

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