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Diagnose & Troubleshoot Log Splitters
Select one of the symptoms below to find possible causes and common solutions
- Engine Stalls During Splitting
- Engine Overheats
- Engine Runs Erratic
- Engine Fails to Start
- 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: Cylinder Rod Will Not Move
Hydraulic: Engine Runs but Wood Will Not Split or Wood Splits Too Slowly
|Possible Causes||Corrective Actions|
1Small gear section damaged
Pump check valve leaking
Excessive pump inlet vacuum
Make certain pump inlet hoses are clear and unblocked
Incorrect oil level
Check oil level
Drain oil, clean reservoir and refill
Directional valve leaking internally
Do not attempt to slit wood against the grain
Internally damaged cylinder