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Troubleshooting; Tools - Husqvarna K7000 Workshop Manual

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IMPORTANT: No measurements should or must be carried out with the machine connected to a power source!



A multimeter is needed for most of the tests in order to measure
resistance (ohm) and inductance (H = Henry). The multimeter's
connection test with a buzzer is used to check switches, cables,
contacts, etc. (The Husqvarna range of tools includes an efficient
multimeter; see page 22.)
Insulation and continuity tester
The motor works with a voltage of just over 500 V AC. Even if
simple measurement with a multimeter shows that the motor is
demonstrating no insulation faults at stator windings or in connec-
ted cabling, it is not possible to rule out faults in these. Defective
insulation can cause arcing at high voltages. This can be tested
using an insulation tester. Megger and Fluke are just two examples
of common makes.
Insulation is conveniently measured at 1,000 V over 3 seconds
with a maximum of 5 mA.
Note that connected test cables and test probes must be designed
for 1,000 V or more.
Carefully read the instrument's operators manual for use!
Tachometer and screwdriver
The strength of the rotor's magnetic field is tested by rotating
the motor to 1,000 rpm and measuring the voltage it emits at this
speed. A simple tachometer is needed for this: an optical laser
seeker is suggested. The easiest way to achieve rotation is to use a
Rules of procedure for troubleshooting
Defective HF unit or cutting machine?
When troubleshooting, it is important to remember that the fault
may be in either the cutting machine K7000 or the unit PP70. If
you have access to another working PP70 and machine, these can
be used in order to identify the faulty unit.
If you have no other PP70 or machine to hand, the easiest way to
go about troubleshooting is to start with the cutting machine, as
this is made up of relatively few components.
Troubleshooting K7000
The troubleshooting order can often be decided in each individual
case depending on the symptoms, signs of external damage, opera-
ting conditions, number of hours of operation, etc.
The motor will not start
If the history of the cutting machine is not known and there are
no further external signs of damage visible, the components of the
machine must be tested. There are few components to test:
– Cabling, between the HF unit and the cutting machine
– The motor unit with built-in thermistor
– The throttle unit
– The display unit
For all checks, it is necessary to remove the cutting machine guards
as illustrated in order to make the electrical components accessible.

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