Feeder Flow Switch
Removal, Repair and Replacement See figure 3-60.
This procedure assumes a complete removal, repair and replacement of the assembly. A partial disassembly, repair and
replacement is possible. Follow the procedure to the point of removing only those components requiring repair or
replacement. The procedure is the same for all four of the feeder drives.
Disconnect and lock out the breakers for the feeder drive motor and the gathering conveyor motor.
Remove the limit switch cover and mark the wires. Disconnect the electrical wire from the terminal.
Remove the three fasteners in each of the brackets. The complete assembly can be removed from the feeder.
Loosen the set screw in the cam and slide it off the shaft.
Loosen the bolt in the counter weight and slide it off the shaft.
Remove the bolts in the flange bearings, loosen the bearing lock collars and remove the flange bearings and
brackets from the shaft.
The bolt in the stop arm bracket can be removed and the bolts holding the stop arm to the bracket can be
Clean all components.
Inspect the stop arm for wear or damage. Repair or replace as required.
Inspect the shaft. If it is bent replace it.
Check the bearings to see if the seals have been damaged or if the bearing turns smoothly. If it does not turn
smoothly or if the seals are damaged, replace them.
Inspect the limit switch lever for damage or wear and replace if necessary.
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