Yard Machine will not start


Old 07-31-05, 06:04 PM
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Yard Machine will not start

Thanks in advance for your help! I have a Yard Machine 14.5 hp 42" Cut mower that has been parked in my parent's garage for over a year. They stopped using it and have been paying someone to cut their yard after the "battery died". I've brought it home and sure enough it wouldn't start, wouldn't turn over, no lights, so I also assumed that the battery was dead. Have replaced the battery but still getting the same results.

Any suggestions on where to start next? Thanks again and God Bless!
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Old 07-31-05, 09:21 PM
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Check all ground connections and make sure batt cables are not corroded inside the insulation.
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you have a bad connection on your ignition switch that you will have to trace out by using an ohmeter or voltmeter. when you turn key 12 volt should flow from battery to solenoid through 2 of the contacts on the ignition switch. i have had to sand or file ignition switch, found one of the two hot wires on ignition switch contacts have become unplugged, and corroded wires on the ends of these two wires. the only way to fix was to trace it. once you get 12 volt back to center of solenoid your in business. and dont forget all the safety switches the one the clutch, blades, and seat. they all have to be ok. i have not had one of these go bad. its usually a poor or corroded connection on the wires carrying the 12volt to the solenoid. not too hard to figure out, just time consuming.
Old 08-01-05, 01:08 AM
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Or could simply be a blown fuse, located on the small red wire coming off the solenoid post. Or a bad safety switch, or bad solenoid. Are you pressing the clutch pedal down all the way? Pull back on the blade engagement handle to make sure it is hitting the switch all the way while you try to start it.
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Thanks for the suggestions. Will let you know what I find.
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