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Have a 2188 that has the change over cab filter behind the right side door that has to be in one of the most dirtiest place's on the machine......run 1 day and it looks like it's not been cleaned for a season! Is there anything better than this? Havn't looked, but did they change anything on the 23 series or is it the same problem?
 

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Nope.

Yeah its not in the most convenient place but it works alot better than the deere's.

like the engine air fliters too...we clean our's out twice a year not daily.

Same with the cab we clean it out maybe twice a year..

I hate takeing the darn thing out tho...it falls and stuff just goes everywhere and your dusted from head to toe all day long..

it does work good tho
 

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We relocated a few of the cab air filters into the engine compartment and mounted them on the rear side of the grain tank wall. I used tubing from a muffler shop and it worked well. The primary function of the outside filter is to filter the air to pressurize the cab only. Just about all of the air used for heating and cooling is recirculated inside the cab and is filtered through the foam filter behind the seat. I get more complaints about the A/C not working caused by a jacket thrown behind the seat covering this filter and blocking air flow. The downside of this setup is that on a cool day with the sun shining brightly, the cab warms up inside and the pressures in the a/c system are too low to keep the system operating. It will trip the low pressure switch and shut the a/c down. Since there isn't any way to bring in outside air, the cab gets too warm. Even if the outside filter gets totally plugged, you might have a dirtier cab because it is not being pressurized. I do agree with you that it is located in an area that is really dirty.
 

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One of my biggest gripes with the 2388 is the cab filter. It seems like the wind is blowing in my face every time I want to blow it out. I liked the one on the 1480; easy to get to and in a relatively clean place.

You brought up something I wanted to ask about, Striker. I've been fighting the AC system throughout fall harvest. The AC would quit in the morning, but worked fine after lunch when it warmed up. If it didn't fix itself after lunch cleaning the filter would usually do the trick. I was worried there was something wrong with the system, but your explanation answers some of my questions. Thanks!

My next problem comes with the heater, though. When we had the AC serviced this summer the tech closed the heater valves to help the AC work better. I assume there are two valves, but I could only find the one coming off the engine. It got chilly on a couple nights cutting milo. Anyone know where the other one is located (not that the heater will be needed for a while)?
 

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P2 indicates an open/short in the reel/ratio speed control circuit. Reel/ratio speed will default to 33% for reel speed and 1:1 for ratio speed. Even though you are not using the reel drive function, the combine goes through a self test on the circuits and it is detecting a problem with that circuit. Probably a simple fix once the problem is found. I'm sure that you already know that it won't hurt anything to run the machine as only that function is disabled.
Don't care to admit my age even though it is only a number, but I have been involved with the axial flow combine since they first rolled off of the line. One of our customers bought one of the pilot 1440s the year before they started full production. Talk about a learning experience! In fact, I think that we still learn something new every harvest. They have really been a great combine to work with over the years, and we are very impressed with the 7010s this year, but that is another story.
Good luck with your problem.
 

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Thank you so much for the info. Will have to see my dealer before next wheat harvest and see if they can find the problem for the P2 code.

Yes, the axial flow combines are one of the best! I bought a 1980, 1480 in 1985 with 1,000 hours on it and was it ever a "sweet" machine! It replaced and out cut 2 gleaners I had. Ran it untill this year......had over 4,000 hours on it but had been completely rebuilt a couple of years ago.....things were getting pretty thin in places...LOL The 2188 I bought at a farm sale this last spring and it's been a dandy. Didn't have any good wheat to run through it but it sure did do a nice job of harvesting my Milo and Beans. Got the girl all cleaned up the other day and tucked her in the back end of the shed......take care of a few issuies next spring and she's "good to go" for wheat harvest! Thanks again!

Hey, got one other question on this 21. Sounds kinda picky but I would like to raise the front portion of the seat (the sitting part) as I feel like I"m sliding off of it if I relax myself too much. Too bad it dosen't have an adjustable one like on the old 1480. Any ideas? I looked real briefly one day and looks like if I could "block" up each corner at the bolts, that this might work but don't know which set of bolts to mess with.....the ones on the sliding portion or go farther down and do it at the base. Give me some ideas...Thanks again.
 

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On our outside filter we clean it before harvest & then maybe once during harvest. You can clean it every day & it won't be any worse than if you clean it only a couple times a year. Key is the inside foam filter. As others have said "clean often & keep coats & such from covering it.
 

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My 3year old 2388 has been Low pressuring out since I got it. Dealership says I'm the only one with this problem. They have checked AC system out a few times and never find a problem. Is there something that can be done about this?
 

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Striker782.....thanks for the response. You seem real knowledgeable on these combines. If you havn't looked at it before, see my post about a "P2Hdr" code that comes up in the A post window. As stated in my post, not running anything with a reel(row head) and have the reel switch on the console set for a cornhead.. This post is about a month old and last time I looked, 376 people had veiwed it with 0 response. Can you be of any help? Thanks, trakman
 

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We have a spare cab filter, and change them every day with a clean one. We did this on the old 2188, and still do it on the 8010. If I go more than a day you can see the cab getting dirtier, and tell it is getting plugged. I don't know how you guys can go all season. I'll start sneezing after a day....Plus I can't stand a dirty cab. I blow it out whenever I have a air hose there.
 

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I have a 2377 and at times the code 02 would show for the A/C. I found that when that happened the two air vents down by my feet were shut completely, when I opened them the code would go away. I said something to my dealer and they told me that when others complain of that same code 9 times out of 10, their vents were closed also. I forget what part of the A/C they told me is located under the seat but they say it is important to keep those 2 vents especially them open.
 
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