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Diagnose & Troubleshoot Log Splitters
Select one of the symptoms below to find possible causes and common solutions
- Engine Overheats
- Engine Stalls During Splitting
- Engine Runs Erratic
- Engine Fails to Start
- Hydraulic: Cylinder Rod Will Not Move
- Hydraulic: Slow Cylinder Shaft Speed While Extending and Retracting
- Hydraulic: Engine Runs but Wood Will Not Split or Wood Splits Too Slowly
- Hydraulic: Leaking Cylinder
- Hydraulic: Leaking Pump Shaft Seal
- Hydraulic: Engine Will Not Turn or Stalls Under Low Load Conditions
Hydraulic: Slow Cylinder Shaft Speed While Extending and Retracting
|Possible Causes||Corrective Actions|
1Gear sections damaged
Excessive pump inlet vacuum
Make certain pump inlet hoses are clear and unblocked – use short diameter inlet hoses
Slow engine speed
Damaged relief valve
Incorrect oil level
Check oil level
Drain oil, clean reservoir and refill
Directional valve leaking internally
Internally damaged cylinder