Crown WAV50-118:
Unit turns on but won't move

We were using it and suddenly the machine went dead.. then when we turned it on the battery bar code keeps coming up with the last 3 bars lite up. according to the book is means the rider is not in position. But we are.

The driver platform is stuck about 5 feet in the air. and it wont move at all. no forward/reverse or steering.

We have checked the panel in the front - emergency switch.. the hand sensors, the foot sensors, the gate switch.

This problem has happen in the past but we were never able to figure it out.. after a few days it started working again. But now it went back to the same problem.

The thing is that the flashing lights that are the back of the wave that normally light up when the wave is turned on are not flashing.. I think that is an important clue as to what the problem may be but I can't figure it out... Anyone have any ideas? Thanks again for any help you can provide.
  • Posted 10 Mar 2013 03:01
  • Discussion started by giovanni_g
  • New York, United States
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Make sure the switches below the operator's floorboard are working and the harnesses are connected properly.
  • Posted 1 Aug 2021 09:19
  • Reply by KurtSchreiber
  • Washington, United States
I know at least five ways to set a machine on fire!
I am a professional, after all.
I'll suggest that you check the Chain Slack switches that are underneath the Motor Cover.

If someone stepped on the Motor Cover, that would cause a switch to break.
  • Posted 30 Jul 2021 22:54
  • Reply by LaGrange
  • Missouri, United States
Strong in mind, Strong in Health.
I mentioned "stuck in the air" because I was referring to Giovanni's (original post 2013) description of the problem that he had experienced.

My nickname is Lagrange; many years ago, I did live in Missouri...I live in Colorado now.
  • Posted 30 Jul 2021 22:48
  • Reply by LaGrange
  • Missouri, United States
Strong in mind, Strong in Health.
Platform is not stuck in the air. Checked both cables from pods to under floor with ohm meter and everything checks out ok. LaGrange are you in Lagrange MO?
  • Posted 30 Jul 2021 22:41
  • Reply by jordan_a
  • Missouri, United States
I've seen this problem before.

If the platform is stuck in the air, you need to replace the Conductor Cables.

Don't replace only 1, you must replace both cables.
  • Posted 30 Jul 2021 15:45
  • Reply by LaGrange
  • Missouri, United States
Strong in mind, Strong in Health.
I strongly suggest that you acquire a handset especially if you have multiple units. You would be able to see every switch and it's status. There are too many possibilities. I have two different styles of handsets and a complete set of schematics and it can still be a challenge but it makes it a lot easier. I can understand how this problem would be frustrating.
  • Posted 30 Jul 2021 12:00
  • Reply by 1CrownTech
  • Washington, United States
1crowntechnician@gmail.com
I wish I had a hand set it would make things so much better. Still shows code 7 when you try to go forward or reverse.
  • Posted 30 Jul 2021 06:12
  • Reply by jordan_a
  • Missouri, United States
I just was wondering because I have had customers think that the illuminated hands off switch meant something was wrong.

Is the truck working now? If not, do you have access to a handset?
  • Posted 30 Jul 2021 05:02
  • Reply by 1CrownTech
  • Washington, United States
1crowntechnician@gmail.com
The little light on the left pod that goes of when you have your hands on both pods. We got it to go off now and check all wiring from pods to the floor and all ok.
  • Posted 30 Jul 2021 00:27
  • Reply by jordan_a
  • Missouri, United States
What do you mean by a presence sensor light?
  • Posted 30 Jul 2021 00:15
  • Reply by 1CrownTech
  • Washington, United States
1crowntechnician@gmail.com
The presence sensor light will not go out even after changing out the pods. I am thinking a broken wire in the mast????? Gate switches seem to be good.
  • Posted 29 Jul 2021 21:54
  • Reply by jordan_a
  • Missouri, United States
They are an input that can prohibit travel. They're located at the bottom of the gates, two on each side, one for open one for close. Check operation and resistance of each
  • Posted 29 Jul 2021 06:25
  • Reply by Triggs
  • California, United States
No I haven't are they tied in with the presence switches/sensors?
  • Posted 29 Jul 2021 05:04
  • Reply by jordan_a
  • Missouri, United States
Jordan have you checked the gate switches ?
  • Posted 29 Jul 2021 04:23
  • Reply by Triggs
  • California, United States
Having the same problem. Replaced both the traction pod and the steering pod with working ones from another wave and jumped the foot switches and still shows code 7
  • Posted 29 Jul 2021 04:06
  • Reply by jordan_a
  • Missouri, United States

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