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How to check the electric motor for water damage

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 […]

Operating a machine on an extension lead over 10 metres

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 […]

No Power to Log Splitter – Capacitor Failure

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 […]

The motor is running but the log splitter isn’t operating

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:

Log Splitter is producing a Gentle Humming Noise (Not Operation)

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 […]

How do I replace the Motor and Pump on my Log Splitter?

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 […]

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