another M6 question

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  1. mike arnold

    mike arnold New Member

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    Took it out again today and turned it on, did the pump strokes and for one 1/2 hours it had a quiet irregular chatter sound in search mode, PP seemed to work OK, depth mode at times would start talking and then just stop, let off the toggle and pull it again and would work OK for a bit and then maybe stop again. repeat the switch cycle and then work OK. Batt volts is 11. Tried all different settings on sense, discr and tracking and the search chatter would not go away unless sense was turned way down which will make search almost useless. This has not been abused in in way since I borrowed it. When I got home I tried it on my lawn which I've already done before and the chatter was still there. I also tried removing the batt pak and checked all contacts which look like new. The owner says he's only used it once since he bought it new. This is the 4th time I've had it out and it worked fine the first three times. Any ideas or suggestions anyone??
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    Check that the coil cable is not flapping about,
    it should be taped to the shaft in roughly 18 inch intervals up the shaft.
    Also set the sens at about 60% then place a few coins several feet apart and try swinging over the coins and gradually raise the coil higher after each swing and see how high off the ground you can still get a reading.
    Also make sure the coil securing bolt is tight enough to stop it flapping too.
    Check all connections are secure as well.
    These tests would apply to any make of machine.
    I hope this helps you Mike.

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    Thanks, I'll try your suggestions.
    Mike

    Edit: took one more wrap of the cable around the tube but it's not excessively tight. Took it to our yard,turned it on and everything seems normal. Maybe just a bad hair day for it. Laid 2 quarters about 2 ft apart and the coil would lose signal about 6" above ground with sens set at 60%.
    Mike
     
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    I'm glad it seems to be ok now.
    Try increasing the sens in small increments,
    if the chatter returns reduce the sens just a small bit at a time until quiet.
    Always check for overhead high power cables which can cause interference.
    Oh, one more thing never wear boots with steel toe caps.

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    another thing to watch out for are electric fences they cause my Whites XLT to pulse
     
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