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Old 10-01-2011, 05:42 PM
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Walker Mower Powerfil

My powerfil assembly will no longer oscillate. What should I do to troubleshoot this? Can i just rewire? Any experience with this will be greatly appreciated.
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Old 10-01-2011, 06:17 PM
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Probably need a new motor that runs it. Had one replaced on one of mine before at around 1000 hrs
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Old 10-01-2011, 11:47 PM
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the full horn is no longer working either that is why i am thinking an electrical problem.
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Old 10-02-2011, 10:21 AM
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I would take a jumper wire and check that if works before i replaced the motor. If it works you have a break in continuity and 9 out of 10 times it is the switch located in the front of the blade engagement arm on the frame. or the pick up on the box is corroded and losing poweron the box( the model c connects through the box)
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Old 10-02-2011, 11:29 AM
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unless you are keeping up with the aesthetic purpose of the mower or the resale value, the oscillating flume will perform just fine without turning. Mine went out 3 years ago and still fills the GHS box just fine. I have learned just how many lanes and turns before my box fills up. I guess, I know my mower pretty well, however I feel that your motor is out. This thing will be pretty arduous to get out after you disassemble all of those mechanisms in there. After 1,000 hrs or so, the bolt and nuts will be pretty rusted and hard to take off. If you are small enough to fit into that box go ahead and get it done. The horn sound does work off of the motor, and the switch on the end of the oscillating arm. either the connection is worn, rusted or the horn terminals on the inside of the box is rusted and or broken. With the key turned slightly on....use a light terminal to search for power reaching each part. I backtrack part function this way!!! Had to do this on a Exmark Clutch last month. This is a constant job when we work in the dust and wet grasses.
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Old 10-02-2011, 12:57 PM
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i love how all of our walkers powerfills were dead after 600-1000 hours.
its purpose is minimal after you learn the machine.
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Old 10-02-2011, 01:22 PM
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The full buzzer isn't working because that switch requires the movement from the fill chute to activate the buzzer.
When the box fills and the arm drags in the clippings it trips the full buzzer.
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Old 10-02-2011, 05:04 PM
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I pulled the relay from under the key switch panel. Mine does not alarm when key is on or for a full box. If you listen you can hear when the box is full because the deck will lose suction and change sounds.
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Old 10-03-2011, 10:23 PM
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im fine without the turning but i really would like to ave the horn sound when full. i will try tracing the power on it tomorrow.
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Old 10-03-2011, 10:53 PM
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I agree, look for electrical issues FIRST before spending the bucks on a new oscillator motor. It's possibly just a bad connection at the motor.

I guess you don't "need" it to oscillate back and forth, but if you use the dump bins you do. I could live without the damn BEEP as well as it's so loud and shrill every time it goes off I blurt out an obcinity. I wish it had a volume knob, haha. It's good for the 'dummies' but a good operator doesn't need it. Even with ear plugs or music in your ears you should be able to hear when the chute just plugs.
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