John Deere 212 electric deck lift problem

Old 02-25-12, 05:51 PM
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John Deere 212 electric deck lift problem


I bought a John Deere 212 a few days ago. It has the electric mower deck lift on it. It has been working since I brought it home. I was lowering and raising it just to set the mower deck height. After about 5 times of up and down, it stopped working. Now it just makes a click when I push the lever to lower it. I did make sure my battery was at 100% in case low battery might cause it not to work. Any ideas on what I need to look for to fix this?

Serial number on tractor is C212E 058145M

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Old 02-29-12, 09:28 AM
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I'd look up the phone number for warranty service if still under warranty.
If not in warranty, does it go up and just not down?
Check for a fuse that may be blown.
Are you getting 12v at the deck lifting motor when you push the switch?
Does motor have a reset button?
Old 02-29-12, 09:57 AM
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I'm sure it's not under warranty, as they haven't made the 212 in probably over 20 years.
There could be a number of problems, and you'll have to do some testing to find out what happened. Anything other would just be guessing.

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