RPT 002818.31 – INFORMATION FOR OPERATOR: Operator Presence Switch Not Activated

RPT 002818.31 (RPT 2818.31)

Code: 002818.31

Shortcode: 2818.31


This operator information code, RPT 002818.31, is generated when functions are selected that require the operator presence switch to be activated, but the operator has left the seat. If this code is generated even though the operator is seated, it indicates a potential malfunction in the operator presence switch.


This code serves as information for the operator and may indicate a potential issue with the operator presence switch or user operation error.


Perform Operator Presence Switch Operational Check:

  • Follow the manufacturer’s guidelines to perform an operational check of the operator presence switch.
  • Ensure the switch functions correctly and does not indicate the operator has left the seat unintentionally.

Inspect Operator Presence Switch:

  • Check the operator presence switch for any visible damage or disconnections.
  • Ensure the switch is securely mounted and connected properly.

Check Wiring and Connections:

  • Inspect the wiring and connections related to the operator presence switch for signs of damage, corrosion, or loose connections.
  • Repair or replace any damaged components.

Update Control Software:

  • Ensure that the control software is updated to the latest version.
  • Apply any available patches or updates that address switch issues.

Consult Technical Support:

  • If the problem persists, consult with technical support or the equipment manufacturer for further assistance.
  • Provide detailed error logs and diagnostic reports to aid in troubleshooting.


Ensuring the operator presence switch functions correctly is crucial for safe and efficient operation. Regular inspections and maintenance of the switch and its wiring can prevent such issues.

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