CABLE GETS CAUGHT IN LINE
*The motor can be reversed to free the cable if it gets caught in line. (Note: if using Power Cable Feed putting motor in reverse  will cause the feed control lever to operate opposite of normal.)
1. Move and hold the momentary motor switch to the reverse position.
2. Depress the foot pedal while pulling on the cable.
3. After cable is loose, move switch back into forward position.


CABLE TANGLES IN DRUM
*This is caused by:
  • Forcing the cable into the clog instead of allowing the cutter to cut through the clog.
  • Running the machine in reverse.
  • The cable is reversed in the cage.

If the cable has become badly tangled:

1. Loosen the feed pressure knob.
2. Loosen the black knob behind the power cable feed and remove the power cable feed and the guide tube from the front of the machine.
3. Standing in front of the machine, pull the cable completely out of the drum.
4. Position the drum connecting cable (3' piece of cable inside the cage) with the bolt in the 6 o'clock position with the cable to the right.
5. Turn the drum to the left and push the cable back into the drum.

Checking the power cable feed

Here are three things to check if you are having trouble with your power cable feed:

1. Loosen the knob on top of the feed and try to pull the cable out of the drum by hand.  If the cable does not slide freely, then it could be tangled in the drum.  
Remove the tangled cable and reload it in the  drum. Make sure it’s loaded in the correct direction – that is, in a clockwise direction.  Be sure to lubricate the cable as well.  
A dry, rusty cable will not slide in and out of the drum easily.
2. Make sure the three feed rollers spin freely.  If they are caked with dirt, or frozen altogether, they must be cleaned or replaced.  Even if just one roller is frozen, you should replace all three.
3. Check the cable for excessive wear.  If the feed pressure knob (the one on top of the feed) is too tight, it will cause the cable to wear flat.  Once the cable  flat, the rollers can no longer grip the
and the feed will slip. You’ll have to either cut off the damaged section or replace the cable completely.



1. Check to make sure cable isn't tangled inside the cage. Position the guide tube at the  bottom of the cage, at the 6:00 position the cable should be to the left.

2. Loosen the knob on top of the power cable feed and try to pull the cable out by hand. If cable can be pulled out and pushed in by hand then the cable is not tangled in the drum;
the problem may lie with the rollers in the power cable feed.

3. If cable is not in the position as shown in the Drum Connecting Cable Diagram (Fig. 1).
a. Remove the cutter and connecting screw from the front of the cable.
b. Remove the power cable feed from the machine.
c. Remove inner drum cage.
d. Pull the entire cable out of the drum by hand and reinstall the cable by hand by following the Drum Connecting Cable Diagram (Fig. 1).

4. If the cable is not tangled in the drum, check the power cable feed for problems. Make sure the feed rollers are moving freely. If rollers do not spin freely, refer to the Maintenance page  for directions
on cleaning and/or replacing the rollers.




PLEASE CONTACT THE FACTORY FOR CAMERA QUESTIONS OR REPAIRS.
Troubleshooting
DRUM CONNECTING CABLE
DIAGRAM (Fig. 1)
POWER CABLE FEED (Fig. 2)
CABLE DOESN'T FEED  IN OR OUT OF DRUM
General Wire Spring
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800-245-6200  412-771-6300
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