PressurePro sensors

I had someone check tire pressure on my coach equipped with PressurePro sensors & now the VMS330 doesn't register pressure. The display shows a tire with an X through it. I followed the manual instructions for installing/reinstalling sensors but got nothing. Any suggestions?

X-marks the spot

Hello Jon

Its very likely the sensor has failed. This can happen when the sensor has been over-tightened when replacing onto the valve stem. It is unlikely the battery is low or is having some other problem.

Replacement sensors, which should only be put on 'snug'--enough to seat them and no more--can be had by calling our shop. We have a tool, as delivered by PressurePro, for confirming they're not-overtightened. However, you can make one of these for less than we can ship it. Its simply a piece of 3/4" PVC pipe, right out of the hardware store with a coupler on one end. Total length is about a foot.

The inner part of the coupling-sleeve is just the right diameter for shoving over the sensor--which will slip when the sensor is tight enough. Seems rough but its their own solution and works pretty good.

Give a call for any other concerns

Art Renda
Documentation Central
Silverleaf Electronics
(888) 741-0259

Pressure Pro Sensors

Good afternoon,
I have had a few of the old sensors finally quit. I tried removing and installing two new sensors and they do not read out.
I then discovered that I was suppose to select the old sensor and push the "knob" which I did not do. The 2 old sensors were then put into a bag of all the older sensors that I intend to send back to Pressure Pro. So, is there something else I can do to get the Silverleaf to accept the new sensor for the two that I removed?
Thank you,
John

Retraining (learning) new sensors

Yes

Hello John

Start with the old sensor removed and the tire up to proper/ usual inflation.

At the Silverleaf unit, Clear the position by pushing the knob. If the unit beeps, that's normal. That tire position will now have two dashes.

Next, press the knob again (*beep*), walk out, screw on the new sensor. Snug--not too tight. Walk back in--giving it a minute or two to fully register.

New sensor will be 'found'--and, as soon as it reports anything, you may 'roll' to the next tire to be trained, press the knob, repeating the process.

Hope this helps!

cheers

Art
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Retraining (learning) new sensors

Art, thank you for the prompt reply.

So, I removing the new sensor, then went to the screen and attempted to clear the location but it still shows the circle with the X in it. No beep or dashes. Nothing happens when I push the Knob. Something amiss?

John

re: Pushed knob, no beep, no change

Hello John

Amiss--yes. Is knob-pressing working for other functions? It can come loose on some older units (and can be easily tightened.) If its otherwise working however...hmmm...

Which VMS unit do you have? Knowing this may help zero in on this.

Art
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re: Pushed knob, no beep, no change

Sure appreciate your input!
I checked a different page and was able to adjust settings for the GenSet and then back so pushing the knob worked well but back to the page for selecting the proper tire and nothing happens when pushing the knob. Even quite hard. Tried different tires and had no results.
So wondering if there is anything else I can do?
Otherwise I'll wait until I'm heading through Oregon.

John

re: can't select tire (knob otherwise okay)

Hello John

I suspect the tire bridge unit isn't responding. Once we send a command, we get a little feedback about being 'ready.' Once ready, the unit then shows the results of a found sensor.

A beep, which is not seen on VMS units with older software, can make it seem like nothings happening. However, if the tire sensors been removed yet it never shows-up after the 'press,' it may be either the bridge is having problems or the sensor is.

Seems we've run out of easy things to try then. Anything more would be more technical and needing some hands-on from a local tech, or in the event you land here in Albany, one our guys.

cheers

Art
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re: can't select tire (knob otherwise okay)

Thank you Art,
If you are aware of a qualified service center in Washington, preferably Western Wa. north of Seattle as I am located in Anacortes, Wa.
Otherwise I will plan a stop next time heading South in Oregon.

Thanks again,

John

re: can't select tire (knob otherwise okay)

Art, I appreciate your earlier responses and realize that I need to get the "qualified service". I will be passing through Oregon shortly after Christmas and would like to stop for a day or more if necessary to see if this issue can be resolved. Possibly the 30th or as near to that will work for your facility.
Thank you
John Pedersen

Give a call to schedule a time

Hello John
Call the shop to schedule a time.
At the time you pop in, we'll be able to sort out the model you have and whats gone wrong.

Cheers

Art
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Give a call to schedule a time

Thanks, I'll call Monday.
John