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Questions about my new Saltdogg tgs07

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by JCark, Nov 4, 2011.

  1. JCark

    JCark Member
    Messages: 87

    I have some questions about this salter. When I first turn it on it starts at the fastest speed for about 5 seconds and then drops down to the speed I have the dial set to. Is it supposed to do that? To me it seems that it waists salt.

    The other issue I'm having is that every once and a while when I turn it on, Ill get the 'F' on the display which stands for a blown fuse, but all I have to do is turn it off and back on and it will work again. I was wondering if anyone had any ideas why it might do that?

    Any help would be greatly appriciated!:drinkup:
  2. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,990

    They all (electric powered) do it. The initial start up speed is called either a "jackrabbit" start or a"burst, no matter what you call it it is a high burst of amperage designed to assure the unit starts against a load. Fill that puppy to the brim with wet material and it will need it just to get the auger moving.

    Check for poor connections, a loose fuse, connection, etc in the wiring, or it could be a fault within the box.

    Take it back to your dealer and have him check it.
  3. JCark

    JCark Member
    Messages: 87

    Well I'm glad its supposed to start up fast and that it does.

    Now I've noticed that if I keep the speed at 9 it works just fine, but, if I bring it down to 5 it will work for a min or 2 and then stop and ill get the F on the display. Now, again, if I shut it off and turn it back on it will start working and then eventually do the same thing and quit.

    I've checked everything; the voltage, the wiring, the grease on the bearing, the connections, the fuses. At this point I'm at a loss. I'm extremely disappointed and I hope buyers will take care of me if the distributor doesn't.

    I guess I'm even more upset because I bought it from R.H. Scales, a local place in Albany NY and paid $500 more than I had to if I were to buy it online. I did that so I would have it in time for a storm we were supposed to get but didn't.

    So now I guess Ill start with calling RH Scales Monday, and then follow up with buyers. If anyone has any other ideas as to why this unit is doing this please help! I would rather not go through bothering the distributor or the manufacturer if its an easy fix, Thanks all.