Last time I “repaired” my hen house hoist I might have accidentally forgotten to fix a wire to the chassis of the winch. This wire that I may or may not have forgotten to attach then might have got caught up in the winch cable and ripped out some of my control circuitry. So I bought a new piece of steel cable, some ferrules and some wire thimbles and rebuilt the whole thing. Taking care to attach the cocking wire to the cocking chassis.
The hen house is now going up and down again – the chickens are safe once more.