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How to test a gauge wheel load sensor
Gauge Wheel Sensor Reading Zero
A gauge wheel sensor could read a zero gauge wheel load all the time. The user may suspect that the gauge wheel sensor has failed. A simple step that can be attempted is resetting the gauge wheel sensor type. By doing this, the Row Control Module (RCM) is being reset so it knows the correct sensor it is using. Below are the steps that can be taken to reset the sensor type in the RCM.
Reasons a gauge wheel load could be reading zero:
If a gauge wheel sensor is still reading zero gauge wheel load, troubleshooting can be continued onto hardware. Check the RCM, cable, and sensor. These items can be replaced with a working row to see if the problem still occurs.
It's important to understand the different states a load sensor can read-(Zero, N/A, no or low gauge wheel load)
Content last reviewed on: 4/15/2019
Reviewed by: DPG