John Deere lawn tractor will not turn over

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Old 07-31-10, 05:35 AM
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John Deere lawn tractor will not turn over

I have a 1988 John Deere 260 that will not turn over. I think it is a safety switch in the shifter/ trans as during last weeks mowing if I put the tractor in nuetral and shut the blades off it would stall as soon as I got off the seat. Like it did not recognize that it was in nuetral. To start it I could wiggle the shifter and it would turn over. Now this will not work. With the key on I can hear the relay activate when I push on the seat or flip the mower engage switch. I stopped at the dealer and they show no switch for the shifter, could it be in the trans?? Thank you
 
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Old 07-31-10, 10:20 AM
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Usually deere neutral safety switches screw into the top of the tranny.
 
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Old 07-31-10, 03:20 PM
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Thank you. I tore it aprat this morning and found the switch. One of the wires had come out of the holder. Bent the tab and cleaned the terminals...back on the grass.

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Glad you got it! Thanks for the update.
 
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