My winch switch has no out function. In function works fine. When I need to use the winch, I have to freespool the cable, pull it out, hook it up, lock the spool and then use the switch to winch in the cable. I have searched and was reading that it is probably the contactor/solenoid that lists for about $150:eek The only need I see for winching the cable out would be if I wanted to lower my rig backwards slowly down a hill:r_c:, or a situation where the cable is pulled tight and maxed out to the point that the machine is not unstuck and the cable needs loosened and repositioned. Also, I have to be careful not to snug the hook too tight up against the rollers or it makes it almost impossible to turn the freespool lever to release the cable:sad. I think I will save the $150 for something that is more useful until I see a need to run the winch cable out with the winch.