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Hydraulic System Stopped? Troubleshooting Tips for Hydraulic Systems

Even with all the advances in hydraulic system parts and components, there are still several things that can and do go wrong unexpectedly, even with proper system maintenance. When your system stops working, check out these troubleshooting tips for hydraulic systems to see if one or more will help get your system back up and running.


Tip #1: Is the system on?

This might seem like an oversight, but, on some machines and equipment, the hydraulic system can be turned on and off remotely.


Tip #2: Are the pump and motor running?

a factory engineering maintenance worksIf the pump and motor are not running, then fluid will not be moving through the system.


Tip #3: Are there any hydraulic fluid leaks?

If there are any leaks in hoses, connections, fittings, and so on, pressure may not be able to build. As such, the system would not operate correctly if at all.


Tip #4: Is there fluid in the fluid reservoir?

Operating the hydraulic system without fluid can lead to all sorts of problems. Get into the habit of checking the fluid levels before starting up the system.


Tip #5: Is the filter clogged?

A clogged filter slows the fluid flow rate through the system and could cause it to stop unexpectedly.


Tip #6: Is there air in the hydraulic system?

This is an easy check by looking in the fluid reservoir to see if the fluid is bubbling. If it is, bleed the system to remove the excess air and investigate where the air is coming from.


Tip #7: Are you using the right fluid?


Workers checks the indication of pipe monometer and examines valves at factoryMake sure you are using the right hydraulic fluid for your system. If you use the wrong fluid, it can cause operational issues.


Tip #8: Is the pump or motor making strange noises or is it louder than normal?

These are indications something is wrong and needs to be fixed, as the pump or motor is misaligned or failing.
We hope that these troubleshooting tips for hydraulic systems can help resolve minor issues. When you need hydraulic motors, pumps, and other hydraulic system components, please feel free to browse our extensive online catalogue or contact White House Products Ltd. on +44 (0) 1475 742500 or e-mail: sales@whp.co.uk today!

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