052 – Waiting for Left Fetcher Out reed switch to be on.

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Note: After the machine has retracted the Right/Left Fetcher Swing cylinders, the Left Fetcher Out reed switch should be lined up with the Left Fetcher magnet, which turns the switch on. This is what the machine is waiting for.

If the Left Fetcher Swing cylinder is fully retracted,

– Check the air gap distance between the Left Fetcher Out reed switch and the magnet. The distance should be a maximum of 1/8 inch (3 mm). If it is within the suggested range then the reed switch needs to be replaced.

If the Left Fetcher Swing cylinder is partially retracted,

– Check that a foreign object is not preventing the Left Fetcher Swing cylinder from retracting.

– Check to see if the Left Fetcher is hitting the Strap Guide Arms. If it is, check that the Strap Guide Arms are in time with each other. They should be the same height. If their heights vary ½ inch (12.5 mm) or greater then they are at least one gear tooth out of time. A quick way to check their heights is to compare the distance between the Vertical Plunger plates to the Strap Guide plates. In order to prevent the Strap Guide arms from getting out of time, keep their chains tight.

– Electric power or hydraulic power or hydraulic return has been disconnected or shut off from machine.

If the Left Fetcher Swing cylinder is still extended,

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

– Check that a foreign object is not preventing the Left Fetcher Swing cylinder from retracting.

– Check that the directional valve is not stuck.

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