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#11561085 - 04/23/16 04:16 PM help with power pole blade installation
SK1 Offline
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Registered: 05/27/14
Posts: 185
Just installed brand new 10ft blade on the skeeter only pole goes down but won't retract . I'm thinking bad pump? Anybody else had this to happen? Did the prime and checked all fittings for tightnest. Any suggestions/help?

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#11561108 - 04/23/16 04:42 PM Re: help with power pole blade installation [Re: SK1]
Clark3 Offline
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Registered: 01/22/12
Posts: 410
Loc: Lake fork/Fort Worth, TX
Originally Posted By: SK1
Just installed brand new 10ft blade on the skeeter only pole goes down but won't retract . I'm thinking bad pump? Anybody else had this to happen? Did the prime and checked all fittings for tightnest. Any suggestions/help?


Are you sure the hoses are hooked up to their correct respective ports? Did you use the whole quart of oil supplied?

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#11561124 - 04/23/16 04:53 PM Re: help with power pole blade installation [Re: SK1]
SK1 Offline
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Registered: 05/27/14
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Yes and yes

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#11561149 - 04/23/16 05:17 PM Re: help with power pole blade installation [Re: SK1]
Flippin-Out Offline
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Registered: 02/25/15
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Loc: Magnolia, TX
When you attempt to retract, do you hear the electric motor (that powers the pump) run? If it's not running, it's obviously not going to retract.

I assume you're pressing the up/down button on top of the motor housing (vs. a remote button)?

You may be able to more easily diagnose the issue if you remove the bolt in the Power Pole for the moving end of the hydraulic actuator. This will let the ram extend and retract without physically moving the Power Pole itself. It will also eliminate the unlikely case of some part mechanically binding. The pumps don't really have a lot of torque, so if something in binding badly, it may not retract.

I don't know if you have cycled the pump very many times or not. Sometimes it can take quite a few up/down cycles to properly prime the system. Remember it will almost always go DOWN due to gravity (even the very first time), but fail to retract until after the system is primed. Do at least 10 cycles before you declare it broken. Let us know....


Edited by Flippin-Out (04/23/16 05:18 PM)

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#11561159 - 04/23/16 05:20 PM Re: help with power pole blade installation [Re: SK1]
Andrew Y'Barbo Offline
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Registered: 06/25/12
Posts: 1111
Loc: Lufkin Texas
Call me and I might can help. Customer ran into a problem like this. 936 465 5551

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#11573486 - 04/29/16 01:04 PM Re: help with power pole blade installation [Re: SK1]
SK1 Offline
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Registered: 05/27/14
Posts: 185
Follow up to initial post, powerpole promptly sent out another pump and it works great.Powerpole has great customer service.Problem solved.

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#11573747 - 04/29/16 02:59 PM Re: help with power pole blade installation [Re: SK1]
Pitdad Offline
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Registered: 01/18/10
Posts: 311
That sounds messy...
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