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Iowa_Sawyer
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The waiting is the hardest part
Hi Everyone Well I find myself stuck at home and was going to saw some logs, got started and my power feed broke. So as i wait for someone at Norwood who can help me troubleshoot the issue I am doing some checking on my own.If anyone has a HD36 with Powerfeed and would be willing to take a photo of the inside wiring of their control box esp. the wires going into that relay I would be most grateful. Also if you have that HD36 with power up and down are you able to adjust the up and down speed with the variable adjustment on the pendent. They really need to provide more info on the wiring diagram or be able to help troubleshoot an issue. thanks stay safe George
retiredJack
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I don't have your mill but did design and built my own power feeds on my lm29 as you see in another post.Based on mine check and see if you have any limit switches on the power feed they would be on the carriage near the track area. On mine I set it up so that the carriage won't move forward unless you have the blade up to speed. Just think about how the system operates and look for operating switches or controls first. go for the simple things first. Follow all exterior wiring outside the control box looking for a loose or broken connection. using a volt ohm meter make sure you have 12 volts supply. If you do you could unhook the leads off the motor and hook up a 12 source directly to the motor momentarily as it would be full speed ahead. Be careful if you do it and and stay away of the carriage travel. remember that reversing polarity on a dc motor will change direction.I dought if the speed controller is bad unless your source battery got hooked up backwards by accident.Its fried if that happened. Look for any inline fuses starting at the battery. I hope this post may help. I'll be around if I can be of any further help. Its hard to diagnose without being at the scene but these systems are not that complicated. If it is the speed controller they are not usually serviceable like any electronics today. Jack
retiredJack
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I don't have your mill but did design and built my own power feeds on my lm29 as you see in another post.Based on mine check and see if you have any limit switches on the power feed they would be on the carriage near the track area. On mine I set it up so that the carriage won't move forward unless you have the blade up to speed. Just think about how the system operates and look for operating switches or controls first. go for the simple things first. Follow all exterior wiring outside the control box looking for a loose or broken connection. using a volt ohm meter make sure you have 12 volts supply. If you do you could unhook the leads off the motor and hook up a 12 source directly to the motor momentarily as it would be full speed ahead. Be careful if you do it and and stay away of the carriage travel. remember that reversing polarity on a dc motor will change direction.I dought if the speed controller is bad unless your source battery got hooked up backwards by accident.Its fried if that happened. Look for any inline fuses starting at the battery. I hope this post may help. I'll be around if I can be of any further help. Its hard to diagnose without being at the scene but these systems are not that complicated. If it is the speed controller they are not usually serviceable like any electronics today. Jack
retiredJack
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Iowa sawyer, Did you get anything figured out? Just curious and interested. Jack
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