Hydraulic Fluid Leak

This procedure will guide you through the steps to troubleshoot a hydraulic fluid leak on your Goodnature X-6.

Mitigating or precluding hydraulic fluid leaks can be handled by frequently checking and tightening all of the fittings and hoses on your X6 press. It recommended to perform this maintenance once a week. However, you may  still experience a leak at a fitting, or a defective hose, which can lead to press operation failure.

If you are experiencing a fluid leak at a fitting or hose-end, turn off your X-6 press. Tighten the fittings on the machine which appear to be leaking, (depending on the fitting to be tightened, a 7/8”, 9/16”, or ½” wrench may be necessary for this procedure). Clean the area off of all fluid and turn your machine back on. Watch closely the hose-end or fitting suspected of leaking.  If there is no apparent accumulation of fluid, place the press under pressure by closing the platen. When the platen closes and pressure of 1500 psi is reached, or a final pressure less than 1500 psi, check the suspected area again to see if fluid is accumulating. If fluid begins to accumulate at the fitting joint, or appears to be coming from the hose-end, you may be experiencing a defective O-ring in the fitting or a loose or defective hose-end, in which case replacing the fitting and hose will be necessary.

Goodnature recommends having a set of extra hoses on hand to guarantee that you do not experience the loss of production time. However, if this is not possible, you may contact Goodnature and have hoses or fittings shipped out to you. (It may be possible that O-rings for fittings be found at your local Hydraulic parts store).

Goodnature also supplies an Emergency Parts Package, #19953. This package will supply you with all of the parts necessary to meet every contingency.

For additional technical support needs, contact our technical support team. To order new parts and press bags, visit the X-6 parts page.