So I have had my Warn Dualforce winch for 4 years now and the freewheel lever froze up. Today I removed and disassembled it and was not surprised what I found. It has been submerged several times for a short period and it obviously had some water intrusion. It took forever to free the moving parts and then I cleaned and greased the gearing and it works like new. It was pretty easy and now I will make that an annual tear down. This is one of my most important pieces of recovery equipment and I had neglected it for too long. Just saying don't forget that maintenance on your winch if you swim.....