Last Updated on November 3, 2020 by Forest Master In order to check if the electric motor is suffering from water damage, you need to first remove the motor and pump assembly. Close the bleed valve of the log splitter and turn the machine upside down. There are three vertical bolts that hold the pump […]
Last Updated on October 8, 2020 by Forest Master First, you will need to check the main supply voltage. The extension cable you use will also have to be 2.5 cable and be used full unwound. On average, we lose 1 volt of power for every meter of cable. So if you were to extend […]
Last Updated on August 3, 2020 by Forest Master The capacitor in the electric motor can fail from misuse over time. When operating the log splitter, we strongly advise that you press the power button before operating the lever, this allows time for the motor to gather speed before attempting to split logs. Pressing the […]
Last Updated on August 27, 2020 by Forest Master Check that the plastic knob of the lever is screwed on fully. If this becomes unscrewed it prevents the lever from being pushed right down, stopping the log splitter from operating. View the video below for a demonstration:
Last Updated on April 14, 2020 by Forest Master A humming noise will result in the log splitter blowing a fuse and typically means that the motor is tight. First, turn the log splitter over and close off the air vent, remove the motor and pump 3 x 13mm headed bolts and 1 x support […]
Last Updated on July 21, 2020 by Forest Master First, close the bleed screw and turn the machine upside down. You will then see 3 vertical bolts at the rear which fasted the pump bracket to the underside of the end cover, and a horizontal bolt at the top of the motor end cover. Remove […]
Last Updated on April 20, 2020 by Forest Master Remove the 6 bolts from the pump and separate the motor and pump. Check the gears for any silicone sealant or other material. When reasembling, the torque for the bolts is 12 ft lb, 16 N m.
Last Updated on April 20, 2020 by Forest Master Loosen each of the 6 bolts on the back of the pump by ¼ of a turn and check if the motor turns freely.