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drill wont start

drill wont start

drill wont start

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I run  gardner denver drill not sure on model. It has a fail safe system for over heating and loss of oil pressure and such. When i idled down the machine it went to far and dropped the oil pressure to low which in turn sent fail safe system on. and now the machine will not start. only been drilling for a few months now so any suggestions would be helpful

RE: drill wont start

Is there a reset button somewhere to cancell the low oil pressure trip - it is probably fail-safe so you can't restart after a low oil presure shutdown - as it assumes there is an oil pressure problem.

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RE: drill wont start

  Such switches are often referred to as Murphy Switches.  Go onto  google, familiarise yourself with what these look like ( preferably on GD drills), find the switch and then either disconnect it , or short it out ( depends on how its wired in)

This assumes that you are not low on engine oil,  radiator coolant,  or any other vital fluid.  Any competant diesel mechanic could probably trouble shoot this quickly

RE: drill wont start

(OP)
thanks for the help guys. we found that it tripped a fuel shut off and had to reprime the system. thanks again
 

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