Problem with E&P Levellers

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  1. John Gallagher

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    Tried to retract the Rams this morning and NOTHING happened.
    After checking the manual it was evident that the only option was to open the valves and manually wind the motor to retract the Rams. This was easy enough to do and got us mobile again. Whilst driving the audible alarm can be heard as I assume the control panel thinks the Rams are still out. Been Sunday I cannot speak to Mike at SAP in Doncaster or E&P head office. Just wondered if anyone else has had this problem?
     
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    Have you checked the main motor fuse?
    Mine is an inline fuse, adjacent to the pump
     
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    Thanks Robert, that's a good idea which I will check out tomorrow. Hopefully the wind and rain will have stopped by then.
    I am hoping that I can speak to Mick who fitted them first thing in morning and sure he will point me in the right area to find the fuse. Many thanks. John
     
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    Pulling the fuse and re inserting it will reset the system and be ok (y) It will not lose any settings.
    Mick would tell you exactly the same
     
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    Thanks Techno. I will give that a go tomorrow. Any idea why it did this in the first instance?
     
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    Andy
    Are you familiar with the link between E&P levellers and VB air suspension?
    I inadvertently removed the 7.5A fuse on the VB and now the link with the levellers appears not to be working.
     
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    No sorry I still don't have VB air
     
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    I am pretty sure there will be/is a big fuse at the main battery that supplies the pump, ours is the engine battery and others fitted by Mick will be the same I imagine.

    Martin
     
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    Thanks Martin. I will confirm with Mick in morning.
    Got a 380 mile trip to our next site so will be setting off early in morning, hopefully have all the right answers by the time we arrive.
     
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    No Martin its not the BIG fuse but a small blade fuse near the pump that resets it
     
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    This one
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    Thanks Techno. I do have his mobile and have left a message. John
     
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    OK I was thinking "blown fuse" on the main supply side but I guess if the control panel is beeping the power must be getting to the panel.

    I have never had a problem with ours but it is worth trying to remember there is a fuse there.

    Martin
     
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    It seems to be common on the new model
    Mine failed and I called Mick immediately but the second time I knew it was a simple reset
     
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    I have had to pull that booted fuse as well to reset, possibly a bigger issue than we realise if we are all doing it?

    I also have odd issues where all of my legs do not deploy

    Question for other users, does your beep to say it is level and or when the legs are fully retracted, mine doesn't for either but I am sure I have read other do?
     
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    No
    Level is indicated by the central green light
    When the jacks are retracted the pump stops and after a period it beeps to signify it has shut down
     
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    thanks Andy, agree on the green light, although I have had that with only three legs down, but nothing to confirm all away

    might need to try another reset myself o_O
     
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    The jacks operate strictly in pairs and if you see the nearest touch down you cannot assume that the other one did first , they don't come down equally and one has to ground before the oil increases pressure to the other
    I believe that is normal in manual

    In auto they should all contact

    It would be logical to assume that the jacks nearest to the pump will ground first
     
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    Interesting thread.
    Around mid September 15 (it was new in July) had a problem with my front near side ram not deploying fully on auto level, it grounded on the first stroke, then when the off side ram deployed lifting the front it left the near side ram about 30mm off the ground but with the controller showing level. I was able to manually deploy it the last bit
    I had it looked at in the November. Sod's law, it didn't happen when it was with the engineers or again until late June this year. Spoke to E & P in July and had it booked in and the ram replaced.
    Brought it home and it happened on the first deployment!
    Rang the engineers who in turn said they would contact E & P. Now just waiting on response. Not stressing as I can, as I said, deploy it manually, but it does and has previously, make a slight clunk when I do.
    Thoughts?
    Spud
     
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