Hey all, I have a Ryobi electric log splitter (49701) that I've used for about 5 years now. Split probably 6 cords total with no issues. This past weekend I was splitting some wood with a friend and the splitter stopped splitting (after we split about a cord). After attempting to get the splitter to work for the past few days, I went to my friend just to follow up that it still wasn't working. At this time he told me the last piece he split he had to 'jam' it in between the wedge and the ram because it was a little too big (I didn't see him do this). I was not aware of this until last night. I would imagine that if he 'jammed' a log in between the wedge and ram, it would have moved or pushed the ram towards the rear of the splitter, out of its resting position. Here is what happens: the unit powers on, the ram engages the log and pushes it towards the wedge, once the log touches the wedge it won't split it, and the ram returns to its starting position once I disengage the lever and the power button. I have it plugged directly in a 20 amp outlet. I've tried splitting a piece of soft maple and it wouldn't split. I checked the oil level and it's good (just changed it last year). Everything sounds and appears to operating normally, it just won't split wood. Motor runs, fans runs, the ram moves freely from its resting position to the wedge. No squealing or sounds that are out of the normal. Can anyone give me a tip of how to troubleshoot this? I'd love to get her working again. Here is a ling to a website showing the parts of the log splitter for reference: http://www.ereplacementparts.com/ryobi-ry49701-electric-log-splitter-parts-c-7931_7937_15706.html Any advice or help is much appreciated! Thanks!