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Can't control bucket. PC45. PC45 MRX looking for seeial no.

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Can't control bucket. PC45. ...

Can't control bucket. PC45.

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the complete model and serial number of your machine?

PC45 MRX looking for seeial no

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing this yourself? What have you tried so far?

Fuses good. Wire was broken. reattached

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the equipment mechanic to know before I connect you?

Tracks and backfill blade move

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Construction and Road Equipment
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Mechanic: Curtis B., Technician replied 8 months ago
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Mechanic: Curtis B., Technician replied 8 months ago

The only function that does not work is the bucker curl? You say wires were damaged? Joystick control with thumb controls or a mechanical joystick?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Driving now
Mechanic: Curtis B., Technician replied 8 months ago

OK>

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
At light. Joysticks not doing anything
Mechanic: Curtis B., Technician replied 8 months ago

Electronic joystick? Use a voltmeter to check for voltage.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Ok. Be back to machine in 30 min
Mechanic: Curtis B., Technician replied 8 months ago

OK>

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I'm back. I pushed a switch manually and it worked momentarily. I took out the switch. No continuity. Bypassed switch by splicing wires going into switch. Nothing.
Mechanic: Curtis B., Technician replied 8 months ago

Do you have a voltmeter to test for voltage to the switch? Look for a circuit breaker, which if ti trips, you have a short in the circuit. With circuit breaker, it should reset momentarily, then quit again as soon as short occurs.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I think the switch makes ground. No circuit breakers as far as I can see
Mechanic: Curtis B., Technician replied 8 months ago

Use volt-ohm meter to see if either side is grounded.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
One side is
Mechanic: Curtis B., Technician replied 8 months ago

Side to the solenoid or side to the negative of battery?

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Mechanic: Curtis B., Technician replied 8 months ago

The circuit has to be complete to work.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I completed it by twisting the wires together
Mechanic: Curtis B., Technician replied 8 months ago

Not if the other end is open!

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Ok. How do you complete it?
Mechanic: Curtis B., Technician replied 8 months ago

You have to find the open end. and see if it is the wire or bad connection, and then repair to complete the circuit!

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