I am having problems with the moisture meter on my 04 8010.
No matter how i calibrete it, It always give me a reading of 13.5
switched to manual mode and same thing. If anyone knows are can help advice is appreciated.
Sounds like your little auger isn't turning on your moisture meter unit. The book tells you how to take it apart and inspect it. I believe there is a fuse for it in the cab, in the compartment over your left shoulder (although it could be down by your moisture meter unit, I'm really not sure). My dealer told me to put in a bigger fuse for this unit, big mistake, the next time it blew the fuse that ran the whole yield monitor system........whole new trouble shooting......and then they said put a bigger fuse in it. good luck, post back
I hope the 8010 is better than a 2388 because i havent been able to get an 88 to tell the truth yet. How does everyone else get on with them. In my area they arent that important because the moisture is usually down to 9-10% once we are going, however its still good to know the level.
I had the same thing happen on a 2388. Clean the moisture auger, it probably had some wet grain in it that caused it to turn slow and blow the fuse. Clean auger and replace fuse you should be good to go. If the combine sets out after rain events you should clean out the auger. I always cleaned it out between different crops.
I never had any problems once it is calibrated. I can dial it in within 1 to 4 tenths on the moisture reading compared to the elevator. If yours is varying more than a 1/2 percent there may be something wrong. In my experience they are very accurate.
the fuse is good and the little auger is turning.
the relay is also good. The computer says check sensor or switch to manual mode. It always stays on 13.5 no matter what it is. The auger is clean and the meter is also clean. I took the whole thing apart and looked at it. It could be printed circuit board, meter of sensor. All parts are very expensive and non returnable.
I've never had that problem. What monitor are you running in the cab, Pro600? You say that the moisture stays at 13.5 no matter what? You can't even change it in the manual mode? I don't know anything about bench testing the sensor but a dealer should be able to do it.
Yes, check the 5 amp fuse in-line near the auger motor. The auger has to turn to carry the grain past the sensor to get a moisture reading. If the auger is not cleaned out between crops or if the machine is left out in the rain with grain in the auger next time you start up the fuse will blow, happens very easily.
i would take the unit off and put on the bench and run it with a car battery to make sure that every thing is cycling the way that it should, if that works ok than put it back in and then with your pro 600 go and check with your dignostice screen check to see if it cycling the way that it shoud in the machine then if it does you have a bad board but if it don't you are losing power to the unit or the motor itself is pulling to many amps and the unit will not work.