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Well, for one no winch is really meant to be used like that. People do it all the time, but they are also usually the first to mess up thier pawls. I dont remember these being plastic geared like many state (tore mine down when I first got it to add synthetic grease/etc). If its "clicking" I would guess its the solenoid, but if its a rather loud "click" I'd guess the pawl broke or got jammed. What kind of click?
Click, clack, clunk, or a chitty chitty bang bang?
Have you tried taking it in/letting it out while fiddling with the solenoid wires? One might simply be loose (really common), and add some dielectric grease while youre at it.