Pea
Pea
9 posts
Joined January 2015

case feeder problem

I ordered a XL650 with case feeder.  I set it all up Tuesday.  It worked great.  That was Tuesday.  Today is Thursday and I went out to reload and the case feeder will not come on at all.  It is just dead.  I plugged it in to a working outlet and turned it on and it did not come on.  Should I send it back for repair or replace?  I can have it in the mail tomorrow.  Shannon
divejj
divejj
131 posts
Joined December 2012

RE: case feeder problem

First, check the micro switch at the drop tube funnel. It may be stuck, preventing power to the motor. Drop a few cases down and watch to see that the switch springs back up, calling for more cases. Sometimes it gets stuck down.
This worked for me a few years ago, hope it solves your issue,
JJ
glevison
glevison
1 post
Joined June 2013

RE: case feeder problem

I have the exact same problem. Received my new 650 in the mail this past Saturday. Took a couple of hours setting it up. At one point I turned on the case feeder. It ran for 5 minutes until the case feed tube was almost full. then it stopped. The cases are not as high as the micro switch yet.

I removed the case feeder from the mounting post. I've made sure the cut-off switch lever is NOT the issue. Not sure why but the case feeder seems to be getting no power. The plate does not spin at all. It appears to be a dead soldier.

Called Dillon this morning. The Tech wanted me in front of the machine. I'm at work. But the Tech wants me to diagnose this issue. I order a NEW Dillon Case feeder. Why am I diagnosing problems? I thought this was the best equipment available?

capsix
capsix
23 posts
Joined March 2011

RE: case feeder problem

Did you check to make sure that the little arm that is at the exit shoot where the clear case feed tube goes into the feeder is not caught? The clear tube will ride up and catch that little arm which will cause the symptoms you are describing.

 

vmax97
vmax97
1 post
Joined March 2008

RE: case feeder problem

Having a problem with the low speed on casefeeder. Barley moving, high speed works fine. What are my options to get this fixed?

-Eric
Minneapolis MN
dillon
Administrator
dillon
3,011 posts
Joined July 2007

RE: case feeder problem

If low speed is not working well, the most likely cause is the diode is bad. Please email us, and include your address, and we can send a replacement diode, prewired.
lcb
lcb
289 posts
Joined September 2007

RE: case feeder problem

Any chance you can document the diode type? Looks simple to re-solding job.
jheiger
jheiger
1 post
Joined October 2007

RE: case feeder problem

case feeder problem
308 brass will sometimes jam when (before) dropping base first from the feed tray.