John Deere Would not start


Old 05-15-05, 07:34 AM
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
John Deere Would not start

I've a less than a year old John Deere L100 tractor. I used it for snowblowing for winter too. It has always worked perfectly. Couple of days ago, I replaced snowblower attachment and reattached the mower deck. I used the tractor for 1.5 hours to mow grass. No problems.

Then next morning, the tractor refused to start. When I turn the key, nothing happens. Starter doesn't turn the engine at all.

Lights do come up. So battery is not down. I checked the fuse too. It was fine. I checked for any obvious loose connection. Didn't find any.

Is there anything else within my reach that I can look for before calling the mechanics?

Thank you,
Sponsored Links
Old 05-15-05, 06:47 PM
XSleeper's Avatar
Group Moderator
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 20,498
The positive battery cable should go to the starter, then there should be another wire going to the ignition switch, along with another terminal. You could attempt to jump the ignition switch with a pliers that has an insulated rubber handle. If the starter jumps (like you just turned the switch) then it's likey that either your switch is bad, or there is a solenoid malfunction.

It could also be that the kill switch under your seat is malfunctioning. (The safety feature that kills the engine when you get off the seat.) But I would think it would still turn over, but maybe not.

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes