Craftsman ride on mower


Old 05-05-07, 05:23 AM
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I have a Craftsman 16.0 HP electric start ride on mower Mod.944.60053 with a Briggs & Stratton OHV turbo cool engine Mod.310707 purchased from Sears June 2004. It has started blowing the 20 amp fuse quite frequently. I have plugged a test light into the fuse recepticle in place of the fuse and wiggled wires (ignition off ) and ignition on and found nothing to indicate a short.
Can anyone help. I'm new to this and will appreciate any help I can get. A 70 year old guy who wants to try it himself.
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Old 05-05-07, 04:39 PM
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Do you have a link to the wiring diagram?

I wasn't able to find one with a quick search.

Mainly need to know exactly what's on the circuit with the fuse and to check wire path for any inherent rubbing points.
Old 05-05-07, 07:19 PM
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Thanks much for your reply buy I don't have a link to the electrical diagram.
What I have done so far is use a yest light in place of the fuse and wiggled wires all over the place and found nothing. I disconnected everything that I could find connected to anything, inspected the wires and cleaned all connections. I used the mower quite a bit today and had no problem, maybe I solved it without even knowing it I sure hope so.

If it starts happening again will hve to look furthet
Thanks very much for offering to help
Old 05-06-07, 05:06 AM
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Yes, you may have unknowingly repaired the trouble. Corroded connections can cause spikes in electrical current and blow a fuse. Generally, though, it will be a bare wire and perhaps you moved a wire, only temporarily, and it may show up again once the suspect wire (unknown which) "settles" and reappears.
Old 05-06-07, 07:01 AM
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Thanks Puey61
I think I will check again especially for soemthing that could be hidden and susceptible to rubbing causing a bare wire somewhere.

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