Symptom: The wipers are worn or damaged.
Possible Cause: Normal wear on wipers.
Replace the damaged wipers where possible.
Replace the damaged wipers on telescopic way covers with the correct kit for your machine. Go to parts.haascnc.com.
Symptom: The way covers are damaged or worn.
Possible Cause: A part or other heavy object fell on the way cover. Cutting abrasive or absorbant materials. The way covers are not lubricated correctly. Chip build-up around the base of roll shade way covers.
Remove the way cover and hammer out the dents with a rubber mallet. Replace the way cover if the dents are too severe. Go to diy.haascnc.com, and search for the way cover replacement procedure that is correct for your machine.
Cutting abrasive materials: Haas machines are designed and built to cut metal. If you cut abrasive or absorbant material, it causes premature wear of the way covers. This is not covered under warranty. Install aftermarket bellows that wrap around the way covers to protect them from abrasive material.
The shielded way cover sections are separated: There is a rubber link between the shielded way cover sections. If one of these links is broken, the shielded way cover sections separate. Replace way covers that have broken rubber links.
Roll Shade Way Covers - EC machines: Both sides of the spindle are covered by heavy roll shade way covers [1,2]. The shades are kept taut by spring-loaded canisters [3, 4]. Chip build up around the bottom of the spring loaded canisters causes insufficient tension on the roll shade way covers. This causes the components to be contaminated by coolant.
Remove the chips on and around the shades.
To re-tension the way covers:
Clamp the flat section of the steel shaft  with clamping pliers or a clamp. This holds the shaft when you adjust the spring tension. Loosen the set screw . The shaft rotates when the set screw is loose. Rotate the shaft one complete revolution against the force of the spring.
Tighten the set screw. Make sure the set screw  is seated on the flat section of the steel shaft. Check the tension of the roll shade way covers. Repeat this process as needed one revolution at a time. Do not over-tighten the spring.
Symptom: Way covers "pop," or do not move evenly.
Possible Cause: Normal operation.
Tight way covers can sometimes make a "popping" noise when they move. This is normal, and does not require troubleshooting.
If there is an excessive amount of noise from friction, go to Section 4 to troubleshoot the "excessive noise" symptom.
Symptom: The way covers are rusty or make excessive noise.
Possible Cause: The coolant concentration is low. Way cover movement during dry machine operation creates friction. The rail bolts are loose.
When the machine operates normally, way covers are lubricated by the coolant. It is critical to maintain the correct coolant concentration. For instructions, refer to the link for Standard Coolant – Maintaining Your Coolant Mixture, or search for the document by keywords on diy.haascnc.com.
Dry machining: If you cut parts without flood coolant, make sure that you lubricate all of the way covers with lightweight oil. Fully extend the way cover. Spray an even coat of lightweight oil on the way cover.
The way covers slide on the rails that are attached to the casting. If you lubricate the way cover on the outside, and it still makes noise, apply grease to the rails.
The way cover rails are loose:. Tighten loose rail bolts.
If the bolts  that hold the way cover rails to the casting are loose, the way covers make "popping" noises when they move. This eventually damages the plastic tabs  that slide on the rails. This causes sections of the way cover to separate and to leak coolant.
As soon as the way covers start to make "popping" noises, inspect the rails for loose screws. Tighten the loose screws to prevent damage to the tabs.