MTD: For a Growing World.

Diagnose & Troubleshoot Log Splitters

Select one of the symptoms below to find possible causes and common solutions

Common Symptoms:

Hydraulic: Engine Runs but Wood Will Not Split or Wood Splits Too Slowly

Possible Causes Corrective Actions

1Small gear section damaged

See authorized service dealer

Pump check valve leaking

See authorized service dealer

Excessive pump inlet vacuum

Make certain pump inlet hoses are clear and unblocked

Incorrect oil level

Check oil level

Contaminated oil

Drain oil, clean reservoir and refill

Directional valve leaking internally

See authorized service dealer

Overloaded cylinder

Do not attempt to slit wood against the grain

Internally damaged cylinder

See authorized service dealer