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LT28 Power Feed
« on: September 11, 2021, 04:44:08 PM »
2010 LT 28 problem. When I turn on the switch the green light is fine. When I move the control lever forward or back the light gets dim and starts to flicker and the sawhead doesn't move. Any ideas? Thanks!

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Re: LT28 Power Feed
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2021, 04:56:31 PM »
That makes me think poor connection.  Check elec connections at both ends.
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Re: LT28 Power Feed
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2021, 08:22:25 PM »
   Does the head move freely when you push it by hand? If not something is binding.

   Has the breaker ever tripped?

    I just repaired my power feed system on my LT35 and I doubt there is much difference with an LT28. My problem started with a bad/frozen cam follower bearing on the opposite side of the chain from the sprocket and ultimately a bad feed motor as it was getting hot. 

   Its tedious but its not rocket science either. Do be sure to check the chain tension. A too tight chain is way worse than one that is too loose.
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Re: LT28 Power Feed
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2021, 09:55:09 PM »
Thank You. I will do more checking at let you know the problem when I or someone else finds it.

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Re: LT28 Power Feed
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2021, 10:01:53 PM »
   BTW - don't forget to check the drum switches too. I replaced mine at the same time. It was pretty deeply grooved. Sometimes just cleaning or bending the fingers slightly to make a better connection may fix the problem but be careful not to overdo that.
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Re: LT28 Power Feed
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2021, 09:21:27 AM »
As Howard said, don't overdo it!

I bent one of the fingers on a drum switch and it snapped off, so go easy on it!

I ended up replacing the broken finger with one off of an old drum switch!

Still working!
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Re: LT28 Power Feed
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2021, 07:43:04 PM »
Firefighter you guessed it. It was a dirty connection at the red cable in the battery box. The one with the wing nut.
Thanks again for the replies.


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