004 – Waiting for Kicker reed switch to be on.

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Note: After the machine has extended the Kicker cylinder, the Kicker reed switch should be lined up with the magnet mounded in the round plastic, which turns the switch on. This is what the machine is waiting for.

If the Kicker cylinder is fully extended,

– Check the air gap distance between the Kicker reed switch and the magnet. The distance should be a maximum of 3/8 inch (9 mm). If it is within the suggested range then the reed switch needs to be replaced.

If the Kicker cylinder is partially extended,

– Check that a bale or foreign object is not preventing the Kicker from extending.

– Hydraulic power or hydraulic return has been disconnected or shut off from machine. This circuit has a 2-position valve and cannot be partially extended unless power or return has been disconnected or shut off.

If the Kicker cylinder is still retracted,

– Check that hydraulic power is still on to the machine and that return line is still connected.

– Check that a bale or foreign object is not preventing the Kicker from extending.

– Check that the directional valve is not stuck.

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