and this in the SharePoint Log:
The Execute method of job definition Microsoft.Office.Server.Search.Administration.CustomDictionaryDeploymentJobDefinition (ID 1371766a-f3a1-4d40-a1d9-7464c0b2b2cb)
threw an exception. More information is included below.
After this error the search service would be stopped by SharePoint and show as disabled in the Services Control Manager in Windows.
TCP error code 10061: No connection could be made because the target machine actively refused it 10.10.40.160:808