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Old 07-02-04, 09:42 PM
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I have a 16hp simpicity tractor that after cutting grass for 2 or 3 hours I have to jump start it to get it running again also I have to turn the key 2 or 3 times before it will turn over. I cleaned all cables neg. at frame also and replaced pos.cable put in new battery and change silonoid. Where do I go from here?
 
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Old 07-03-04, 12:17 AM
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Check the ignition switch terminals. If they are rusty, clean them or replace it. That could the solution to both problems.
 
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Old 07-03-04, 01:33 AM
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your starter's bushings may be worn and causing the armeture to drag on the fields, thus requiring more amperage to start.

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See my post on the Kohler K-241 subject line. You may have similar problems.
 
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Tea how do I find that i sorta new at this!
 
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sceptre: took starter out already and took it to the dealer and had it tested they said it was Ok.but they didn't have it under a load I think they just hooked it to a battery.I don't know if that would matter. Don't you guys sleep I looked at the time on these threads and there in the middle of the night!
 
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Tea how do I find that i sorta new at this!
http://forum.doityourself.com/showthread.php?t=171455

Click the link above it will take you there.
 
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tea looked at the threads that could very possibly be the problem I'll check it in the morning. I have another tractor that I can switch parts with I just have to figure out were the rectifier is. Thanks for the help
 
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Check the ignition switch terminals. If they are rusty, clean them or replace it. That could the solution to both problems.
Cheese I replaced the switch and cleaned the terminals it still does the same thing any other ideas
 
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Old 07-05-04, 10:20 PM
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What brand and model engine do you have? You probably don't have a rectifier like the one mentioned in Teas' thread. When you try to start it, but have to turn the key 2 or 3 times, does the engine try to move at all, or do you hear a click, or does nothing happen?
 
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Hi cheese THe tractor is a briggs 16hp vanguard and when I hit the key the motor does move
 
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Old 07-07-04, 01:40 AM
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Ok, that engine should have the regulator, although it is solid state and non serviceable. Look on the side of the engine for a square box with wires going into and out of it. The wires coming from it and going to the mower should have around 13 volts on them with the engine running at full throttle.
 
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