DIY Troubleshooting Guide

DIY Troubleshooting Guide

Blowing Machine Trouble-Shooting Guide

Please remember to turn OFF and UNPLUG the machine before attempting to resolve any problems.

Cause

The machine will not run

The machine will not run

There is a loose wire in the power cord

Power cord is not properly plugged in

Main power switch on machine is off

Circuit breaker will not stay on

Machine runs with no insulation going through hose

Slide gate is closed (Applicable to 118 Machine only)

Clogged, kinked or pinched hose is stopping material flow

Material blockage between blower and agitator arms

Main power switch on machine is off

Hose plugged

Low air flow

Improper air flow setting

Seals in airlock are leaking, making noise or blowing insulation up out of the hopper

Machine is jammed

Foreign material is in hopper air lock

Blower runs but agitator arms do not

The agitator motor thermal protector has overheated

There is an obstruction in the agitator hopper or in the airlock

The blower runs slowly and drive motor will not start

Low voltage to the machine

Grinding or unusual noise

Worn bearings

Sparks from blower

Worn brushes

Electrical shocking

Using Blower in rain or near water

Electrical shorting, loose wire or frayed cord

Non-grounded outlet

Solution

Call GreenFiber for repair and do not attempt to use the machine

Remove plug, check ends and plug back in

Check switch and turn on

Check for adequate power (20 amps) and overloading. Use minimum, shortest-length, 12-gauge extension cord

Open slide gate to ¾

Check hose for clog, kinks or pinched hose

Turn off and unplug machine. Check for foreign objects and remove

Clear flow passage by agitating hose at clog or reversing hose – leave blower on continuously to prevent reoccurrence

Adjust material slide gate or air valve

Return to store for repair and obtain a different machine seal needs to be replaced prior to further use

Turn off and unplug machine. Hand-release the pulley to loosen. Carefully turn the machine over and remove the foreign material

Allow the machine to cool and reset the motor

Turn off and unplug machine then carefully remove any obstructions from inside the hopper

Use a 20-amp, 110-volt household outlet and at least a 12-gauge extension cord, no more than 50 ft

Call GreenFiber for repair and do not attempt to use the machine

Call GreenFiber for repair and do not attempt to use the machine

Operate machine in a dry area ONLY

Call GreenFiber for repair and do not attempt to use the machine

Use grounded outlet ONLY