Jump to content
Gaz_Lurcherlad

Ferret finder mk1only going to 3 foot

Recommended Posts

Anyone had a mk1 15ft only go to 3 foot it’s not the collars I’ve tried a mates could it be the wheel switch any help much appreciated 

Share this post


Link to post

Think your probably right Gaz when you say Wheel switch, you can get them off Ebay if you can solder.

Have a look at the top of ferreting page, calibrating MK1

Cheers Arry

Share this post


Link to post
1 hour ago, Arry said:

Think your probably right Gaz when you say Wheel switch, you can get them off Ebay if you can solder.

Have a look at the top of ferreting page, calibrating MK1

Cheers Arry

Cheers mate will have a look

Share this post


Link to post
2 minutes ago, Furrosious ferreter said:

There are 2 slotted adjusters inside the box i think they adjust depth signal.

FF

Your right FF there are two adjustable pots that can be tweaked, But if he's only getting 3' then I recon the resisting horse shoe inside the on / off dept switch is is fractured mate.

Cheers Arry

Share this post


Link to post
38 minutes ago, Arry said:

Your right FF there are two adjustable pots that can be tweaked, But if he's only getting 3' then I recon the resisting horse shoe inside the on / off dept switch is is fractured mate.

Cheers Arry

Does it have to be replaced or can I solder it together again to make a connection 

Share this post


Link to post
1 hour ago, Gaz_Lurcherlad said:

Does it have to be replaced or can I solder it together again to make a connection 

No mate there's a what I think is a resisting carbon horse shoe  shaped piece I've repaired a couple like that by replacing the switch. If you take the small screw out of the centre of the on/off switch, remove the wheel. Then remove the circuit board, now under where the wheel is a orange or white plastic washer carefully remove that, you should now see a copper y shaped brush running on what looks like carbon. Have a look with a magnifying glass see if you can see a hair line crack in the carbon. If you can't you could try cleaning the carbon very carefully with a cotton bud and a small amount of mentholated spirt. 

If you go to the calibrating thread I posted how to remove and replace switch.

Cheers Arry

Share this post


Link to post
10 minutes ago, Arry said:

There a bloke selling switches 2 for £6 on Ebay mate.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ferret-Finder-On-Off-Switch-2X/283446129226?hash=item41feb4b24a:g:1FAAAOSwCuBcXTP3

I would say about 9 time out of 10 with the MK1 it's the on/off depth switch. 

Cheers Arry

Much appreciated thanks lot will have a look and let you know how it goes 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×