If you have a Powis Parker Fastback model 11 binding machine you probably already know how easy it is to use.This article is designed to provide a quick
troubleshooting guide for the Fastback 11 that will provide you with
some of the most common problems, their causes and possible solutions.
If you have a Powis Parker Fastback model
11 binding machine you probably already know how easy it is to use.
However, from time to time with any machine problems can arise. This
article is designed to provide a quick troubleshooting guide for the
Fastback 11 that will provide you with some of the most common
problems, their causes and possible solutions. If you have a problem
that is not listed here, you should really contact an authorized
Fastback dealer and they should be able to either walk you through a
solution to your problem or set up a service call to fix your unit.
Problem #1: Machine Doesn't Power On
problem can sometimes occur if there is a problem with A.C. power.
Check to make sure that the AC power cord is firmly plugged in to the
back of the machine and into the wall. Also check to make sure that you
have power to the outlet that you are trying to use.
also possible that you may have a blown fuse on your machine. If this
is the case you will need to replace the fuse before the unit will work.
Problem #2: Can't Insert A Binder Strip
problem most often occurs when the book clamp is not closed on the
machine. Press the bind button to activate the book clamp and you
should then be able to insert your strip.
Problem #3: Left Status Indicator Light Blinks Red And The Bind Clamps Re-Open After The Bind Button Is Pressed
problem will happen if the document is too thick to be bound with the
Model 11. You will need to remove some pages or bind the document in
two sections. If you frequently need to bind documents larger than 1
inch thick you may need to consider upgrading from the Fastback 11 to
the Fastback 15xs.
Problem #4: Document Is Not Bound
can happen if you accidently insert the Binder Strip wrong side up into
the machine. If this is the case you will need to clean your machine to
remove the adhesive that was deposited onto the heater plate of your
This can also occur if you are using a twisted or
damaged Fastback Strip. In that case you simply need to retry with a
Problem #5: Binderstrip Is Not In Line With The End Of The Document
can happen if the wrong length of Binderstrip is used. Check and make
sure that the length of the Binderstrip and the document match.
This can happen if you inadvertently bind a document with a damaged Fastback Strip. Try a new strip and see if it works better.
can also happen if there is adhesive buildup on the heater plate of
your unit. If this is the case you will need to clean the heater plate.
Problem #6: Binderstrip Is Only Partially Bound To The Document Or Is Severely Askew.
problem can happen if there is adhesive buildup on the heater plate of
the Fastback 11. The adhesive will need to be cleaned off before the
unit will operate properly.
This problem can also happen if
you attempt to use a damaged Binderstrip. If there isn't any adhesive
buildup on the heating plate or internal strip guide then you may want
to try another strip to see if that works.
Problem #7: Binderstrip Is Ejected From The Machine And The Right Status Light Is Solid Red.
problem normally occurs if a Binderstrip is fed incorrectly or more
than one strip is fed at one time. Check to make sure that you aren't
trying to feed more than one strip and carefully insert a single strip
Problem #8: Right Status Light Is Solid Red And Power Light Is Solid Red
error usually means that there is a binderstrip jammed inside your
machine. You will need to remove the jammed strip and clean up any
adhesive residue before trying to bind another book.
Problem #9: Power Light Is Continuous Red
is a code that indicated machine malfunction. You should try and turn
the power switch of the unit off and then turn it on again. If the
problem persists you will need to call your Powis Parker authorized
dealer to arrange a service call.
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They are the largest online dealer for Powis Parker Fastback products
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Parker Fastback binding products.