What should I do if my log splitter has no motor power?

  1. Check the fuse in the plug. If the plug is blown, replace it with a working 13 AMP fuse. Also, check that the RCD for the ring main has not tripped.
  2. Check that the fan on the motor turns freely. Unplug the log splitter from the mains and remove the black fan cover from the motor. The fan should be able to turn easily with the slightest pressure from one finger right the way around. If you feel any resistance, it’s likely there’s a blockage.
  3. Check along the power cable to ensure there are no cuts or that the wire is not crimped. This can sometimes occur when logs fall from the tray during operation.

Q: What can go wrong with the log splitter that causes no motor power?
A: Some common issues include a blown fuse in the plug, a tripped RCD for the ring main, a blocked fan on the motor, and a power cable with cuts or crimped wire.

Q: What should I do if the plug fuse is blown?
A: Replace it with a working 13 AMP fuse. Also, check that the RCD for the ring main has not tripped.

Q: How do I check if the fan on the motor turns freely?
A: Unplug the log splitter from the mains and remove the black fan cover from the motor. The fan should be able to turn easily with the slightest pressure from one finger right the way around. If you feel any resistance, it’s likely there’s a blockage.

Q: What should I do if there’s a blockage in the fan?
A: Try removing the blockage and then retest the fan by turning it with one finger.

Q: What should I do if the power cable has cuts or crimped wire?
A: Replace the power cable or repair the crimped wire.

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