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POWER LUBER CHARGER PROBLEMS And Other Power Luber Problems for 1200
Note #1 This is an update on the FAQ's for the Original 1200 Power Luber;  They are not in any particular order.  Read through to find your problem.  If you can find it, email me and I will help you.
DATE QUESTION OR COMMENT ANSWER
Date: January 2, 2014 You just purchased a New Power Luber Battery Charger either 1210(12V 60HZ) or 1210E(12V/220V 50HZ) or 1211(7.2V) or a New Battery 1201 or 1203?

 

Before you plug in your new charger read this.  We have found that the Battery Chargers 1210, 1210E and 1211 are highly susceptible to voltage surges.  If your previous charger was not plugged into a surge suppressor and did not work with the battery on it.  You might have “fried” not only the Battery Charger but the Battery also.
    If you purchase a new charger and put the bad battery on the new charger, you can ruin the new charger. 
  12 VOLT SYSTEM Try the Battery in the Grease Gun first and see if you can get the grease gun motor to whine.  If it does then most probably the Grease Gun Battery is fine. However ON A 12 VOLT:, IF THE BATTERY IS LESS THAN 9/10 VOLTS IT CAN BLOW OUT THE CHARGER.  So Put a voltmeter on the Battery and check it if you are not sure.
  7.2 VOLT However ON A 7.2 VOLT:, IF THE BATTERY IS LESS THAN 6 VOLTS IT WILL BLOW OUT THE CHARGER.  So Put a voltmeter on the Battery and check it if you are not sure.
  Some Points to Remember:

 

1: A Bad Battery can ruin a Good Charger.

2: A Bad Charger can ruin a Good Battery.

3: We suggest using a Surge Suppressor that you can purchase at the Hardware Store or Computer Store or Electronics Store.

4: ON A 1200 POWER LUBER:  A Battery measuring less then 10 Volts will ruin a Good Charger ON A 12 VOLT SYSTEM

5: ON A 1205 POWER LUBER: A Battery measuring less then 6 Volts will ruin a Good Charger ON A 7.2 VOLT SYSTEM

  When do I test my Charger and my Battery?

 

Anytime you suspect a voltage surge; ie you have the unit plugged directly into the wall.

Anytime the battery charger is not working, check both the battery and the battery charger with a volt meter

 

Fine: How do I test my Charger?

 

Put a set of probes on the charger. 

The 1210 and the 1215 should read more then 12 volts PROBABLY 13 VOLTS

            The 1211 should read more than 7.2 volts           

  Does the 1210 Series B have a Fuse inside the Charger to protect it from Voltage Surges? Yes, the 1210 Series B has a 3amp "buzz" fuse, or slow blow.   Where can I get the replacement fuse for the 1210 charger and how do I replace it?  Most auto parts stores carry them.
August 1, 2011 1210 Power Luber Update:

 

1210 series A black - no fuse - R 5 resistor gets blown out.
1210 series B blue - 3 amp slow blow fuse will blow with a battery under 10 volts
1210 series C blue - no fuse - smart charger - if battery has dead short , it will tell you to replace the battery.
1210 Charger Resistor My charger is "fried" and upon opening it, I found that the resistor labeled R5 on the PC board is burned up.  Can you tell me what the resistor value is so I can change it out? I found the specs for the resistor.  It's an 8.2 K ohm, 1% resistor.  The only problem is that none of the resistor dealers like Allied Electronics or Newark Electronics carry them -- at least I couldn't find them in the online catalogs and the support person on the phone couldn't find any either.  So I won't be able to fix my old one.
271883 and Gear Sets Power Luber Motor and Power Luber Gear Sets:

 

We notice that there are fewer number of problems with the Motor and the Gear Sets with the Series B Power Luber.  It appears that the Pressure Relief Kit on the Series B Power Luber ( 271883   Pressure Relief Kit) alleviates the problems of overloading the Gears and Motor.  If you have a Series A, we strongly suggest the purchase of the Pressure Relief Kit (271883) and retro fit this onto your Power Luber Series A Model.

Power Luber Loses Pressure

 

The Power Luber Pumps grease fine with no pressure on it.   On some zerk fittings it pump grease but the power luber tends to lose pressure.    In other words it can pump at 500 psi but not  1000 psi..  According to the customer, it loses pressure and just does not pump the grease like it use to.   Can you tell me what he needs to replace to get it back so it works like it use to.

 

HAVE THEM CLEAN OUT THE CHECK VALVE - USE A BORE BRUSH ON THE SEAT.  
THE ONLY TROUBLE SHOOTING WE HAVE IS IN THE MANUAL

 

Power Luber not pumping even though everything operates.

I have an electric grease gun:  Power Luber 1200(1240).  It doesn't seem to be sucking the grease out and into the hose, even though I can see the plunger moving back and forth and the motor is working.  The ball and spring that the plunger moves back and forth into seem to be in good condition.  Is there anything else to check?  Possibly a seal or check valve that needs to be replaced.  Have them clean out the check valve
Not Pumping?  Clean Check Valve Ok.  I am still having trouble getting the gun to pump grease even though the plunger is moving back and forth.  I cleaned the check valve and have done all of the air pocket release methods, but I don't think it's an air pocket.  I was wondering if maybe the seal (Part No. 271889) was bad.  Any thoughts? WHEN HE CLEANS THE CHECK VALVE - MAKE SURE HE USED A BORE BRUSH TO CLEAN THE SEAT - AS THERE CAN BE SOME VERY HARD SUBSTANCE SMASHED ONTO THE SEAT.
Type of Bore Brush Question:  Bore Brush to clean the check valve?  Customer is asking:  What type of Bore Brush?  Brass Bristles  or something softer? Answer: Brass is good & a lot of weapon cleaners work well too.
Power Luber to Pump Oil Can I use the Power Luber to pump Oil? THE BEST WAY WOULD BE TO REMOVE THE ROD , FOLLOWER AND SPRING
THEN FILL THE END CAP HOLE;  ALWAYS TIP THE GUN HEAD TO GET OIL;  No guarantees but the power luber has been used with oil, wood glue and sealants although it is not made for that purpose.  Willmar sells a sealed end cap and gasket for the end of the power luber.
Lubing the Gear Set I just changed my gear set on my Power Luber.  Should I put Grease in the Gears on my Power Luber Answer:  use some NLGI# 1 (Not To Much - Just a lite coat)
Grease pushing out the end of the rod. Problem:   I have a 1200 Grease Gun and Grease is pushing out the end of the rod.   Any Thoughts Answer:  Replace the 93485.
Can't Pull Back on the Rod. Problem: LAST TIME I USED THE POWER LUBER1200 THE ROD WAS VERY DIFFICULT TO PULL BACK.    I HAD TO GET MY SON TO PULL IT BACK SINCE I WAS NOT STRONG ENOUGH.  I FINALLY GOT IT PULLED BACK AND USED THE GUN WITH A TUBE OF GREASE.   I RAN OUT OF GREASE.  THIS TIME THE TUBE WAS EASY TO PULL BACK, IN FACT TO EASY.   ; I JUST CHANGED A TUBE OF GREASE AND IT WORKED FOR 2 OR 3 NIPPLES AND THEN IT STOPPED WORKING.  THE MOTOR AND GEARS APPEAR TO BE FINE.  THE SPRING IS FINE AS WELL BUT IT IS MUCH EASIER TO RETRACT IT. Answer:  Sounds like the rubber on the 93485 is going bad , I would replace the 93485.
271883 Pressure Relief Problem:  Does the pressure relief valve on the 1200 Series B need to be cleaned out so it is functioning properly.   If so, how so you do it? Answer: For Safety Reasons, you don't.  If it stops working correctly you replace it.
260337 Bent Plunger. Problem: I have a customer with a 10 yr old Series A/B 1200 power luber.  The plunger 260337 bent and it does not work anymore.  So he is replacing
the plunger.  Is that normal for the plunger to bend over time to a point where it will not slide up and down.  Could it be metal fatigue?
Answer: I have seen that before when the stud becomes loose , and the slide will not move , then the plunger can bend
271883 Clean it? Problem:  The 271883 1200 Series B Relief Valve.  Is there any way to clean that out and after it has been on the gun for awhile.  After years it seems to be sticking, according to the customer. Answer: Sorry , but the way it is designed , it is not " Cleanable" , only “replaceable”.

 

1200 SERIES A VS SERIES B (HANDLE DIFFERENCES). In both cases the 1200 Series A and 1200 Series B you received the correct one.     The series A and the Series B are fairly the same and are exactly the same with regards to the handle parts.  

For the Series B: The 271879; is a handle assembly which includes the right and left halfs, trigger assembly, and battery clip assembly and comes with 4 screws to attach the piece to the block. 

For the Series A: The 260327 and 260331 is the right and left half only and pertain to the Series A because they (Lincoln) sell the Series A in pieces. 

However the Series A and the Series B are both the same parts.  To use the Series A parts, you need to take apart your old unit and reuse the trigger and battery clip assembly and resuse all of the screws.

So if you are handy with a screw driver and you want to save some money,  order the Series A parts for your Series B gun, just the right and left half.  I hope this helps.  Now if you are thinking this convoulted idea was my doing, please don't. .  I am just the one who figured it out and said "Hey" ; someone can save money.

January 2012; 1201 Battery and 1210 Charger A customer has a 1200 power luber.  1201 Battery and 1210 Charger.     He puts the battery on the charger and it flip back and forth    red - green etc...

 A half hour there is a solid right light on.  He puts the battery on the power luber and nothing.

 Any ideas?   New battery time?  New charger time? Please let me know as the customer is asking.

 

It could be either one. Probably best to start fresh and replace both. 

However, If both lights are flashing, This indicates the voltage is below 9 volts and will last until it has gone above 12 volts. the red light should then be solid While charging until complete. If this does not occur check the voltage off the leads of the charger, You should be seeing around 14 volts. if this is not the case replace the charger. 

 

July 24, 2017; 271883 Revised Product I have a technical question.  The part number 271883 in the package, I see 2 copper washers, and a relief valve.

But on the drawing it shows: 2 copper washers, a relief valve and an adapter and white O ring.

The adapter and white O ring I see in the drawing are not in the packages.  Sometimes I see the white O ring in 1 or 2 packages but for the most part it is not there.

I have a lot of these 271883's in stock and customers are questioning.  The customers were the the ones telling me about the 2 missing pieces.

The 271883 kit no longer includes the threaded adapter. This was a management decision due to recent gun design updates that eliminated the relief all together. Please see service pages attached.

The hose assembly can be threaded directly into the housing, but would eliminate the pressure relief valve. This was the practice when the Series A 1200's were originally introduced. The current design of the gun (Series C)  uses a thermal protector wired inline to the motor which will shut the unit off.

July 24th, 2017 ; 271883 continued. How can I get the threaded adapter piece if the customer wants one.    Is there a part number?

He is trying to repair An older series B with the pressure relief and he either threw away or lost the adapter piece.

It is no longer available
POWER LUBER CHARGER PROBLEMS And Other Power Luber Problems for 1200
Model 1200, 1240, 1242, 1242E, 1244, 1244E PowerLuber Grease Gun Trouble Shooting Guide from the Manual
Condition Possible Cause Corrective Action
 Motor fails to run. - Battery needs charging. Recharge battery.
  - Faulty wiring to motor. Remove battery, disassemble handle and
    check wiring for loose connection.
 Pressure Relief Valve opens to - Blocked Line. Check lines, brazing and grease fitting to
 discharge grease. - Blocked Bearing remove or clean obstructions.
  - Blocked Grease Fitting.  
 PowerLuber fails to dispense grease. - Grease tube assembly is out of grease. Check that grease tube assembly has grease.
  - Loss of prime. Repeat priming operation.
  - Ball check item 22 is not functioning. Remove Items 22 and clean and
    inspect ball seat area.
 PowerLuber continues to lose prime. - Air may be trapped in several locations Empty grease tube assembly, refill and
  in container after bulk filling. repeat priming instructions.
  - Follower may be binding in grease Replace grease tube assembly Item 9.
  tube assembly.  
 Battery fails to take a charge. - Charger may not have power. Check that receptacle has power.
  - Battery may be bad. Replace battery.


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