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Ok are you saying that the ram comes back up and the unit starts to cycle and make a machine gun noise Tat,Tat ,Tat
ok You say you have replaced a few switches have you replaced the directional switch behind the console?
the console is the panel with the knob and button and wording on it .
The directional switch is item #18
ok that directional switch is the cut off contact for when the ram comes all the way up .
and you installed the new switch and wired it the same as the old switch?
ok your last post is a bit confusing ! you said on the first sentence of the last post(Yes. It worked after installation (even insurance agents can do that. Haha)
so did it work or not ?
when the ram comes all the way up is the ram contacting the arm on the switch ?
that is correct the motor will no longer get voltage on the first click the motor is coming to a stop it will travel up just enough to make the second set of contacts to have the motor ready to start the next time the on /off switch is turned on and the start button is press.
So have you tested the push to start switch? to see if its contacts are just momentary closed?
ok if the push to start switch is not opening when the ram get to the top and makes that second contact the unit will start right back up again .
ok so yep means that it makes a contact when pushed and breaks the contact when let go?
ok were you testing the on /off switch or the directional switch?
ok but I sent you this earlier (that is correct the motor will no longer get voltage on the first click the motor is coming to a stop it will travel up just enough to make the second set of contacts to have the motor ready to start the next time the on /off switch is turned on and the start button is press.
So have you tested the push to start switch? to see if its contacts are just momentary closed?)
The push to start switch on the console is also part number #18
ok if you have replaced the directional switch and the push to start switch or had the push to start switch looked at .
Then I recommend that you call in a service person to have a hands on diagnostics.
Hi, welcome to Just Answer. My name is ***** ***** I look forward to helping you! I have a very strong suspicion that the start switch is welded closed. The number 18 switch is the solid pack switch, not the start switch. The start switch is the switch you turn with the key. That switch is shown as number 10 in the diagram at the link below. If you test it for continuity, it should only show closed when the key is turned all the way to the right in the momentary closed position. I suspect you are going to find it is closed all the time and the cause of your trouble.
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It can't be with the other switch being new. One of those has to be faulty.
It may have been tested incorrectly or failing under a load but one of them has to be bad.
Or, you have it miswired.
Remove one from the start switch once it starts and see if it then shuts off when it comes back up.
Sure. There are two wires on the start switch. When the switch is turned to the right and held, the contact in the switch connects those two wires. So, if you start the compactor with the panel loose, you can remove one of those wires so contact cannot be made between the wires to test that switch while in the circuit.
The door has to be closed, you only need access to the start switch. Yes, you will want to be careful not to touch the metal connector on the wire and if you doubt your ability or have any concerns, call in someone to fix it.
Only one wire needs to be pulled from the switch.
Roger that, thank you.
That is why you will need to loosen the panel and get the switch out of position so you can remove a wire. There should be enough wire to run the wires out the top of the panel so the door will close.
Correct. It should turn past the on to the right a bit to start for a momentary close.
I should be on most of the day.
Hello again. I'm just following up because I haven't heard back from you and I see this question is still open. Is there anything else I can help you with?
That switch is faulty. It is in the closed position, keeping the machine in a constant start mode when the ram comes up to actuate the top limit switch. Replace the start switch and you should be good to go.
Sounds good, thanks!
If the information you provided about it shutting off when a wire was pulled is accurate, it has to be that switch or the limit switch. You stated you replaced the limit switch. I think you will need to call for professional service at this point.