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Toro 12-38xl Model 71180 will not start


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03-29-12, 04:27 PM   #1  
Toro 12-38xl Model 71180 will not start

Good evening. Have checked battery and that checked out. Replaced the solonoid and even tried to jump start using a portable power pack. I also tried rocking the mower, in gear, to see if I had a dead spot on the starter. I think it may be a bad ignition switch, or possibly one of the safety switches, I know there is one under the seat, could be ther problem. Any other suggestions before I call the repairman. Thanks in advance.

 
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03-29-12, 08:19 PM   #2  
Have you checked the fuse?


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03-31-12, 03:57 AM   #3  
If you are referring to the fuse that is clipped near the soloniod. I did pull it and it appeared to be ok.

 
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03-31-12, 10:12 AM   #4  
That would be the one. Do you have a voltmeter or 12 volt test light?


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03-31-12, 10:30 AM   #5  
No I do not have one, but I am heading out to the hardware store this afternoon to pick up a few things and will add it to the list.

 
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04-07-12, 06:07 AM   #6  
Checked the fuse, and the "s" wire was still in tact, so that was Ok. Next, I put in a new ignition switch and it started right up. I was very pleased and thought I had solved the problem. I even engaged the "emergency" brake and got off the seat and it still ran. To be sure, I tried the same sequence and it shut off when I got off the seat. Now it won't re-start. I am at a loss as to what could be the problem.

 
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04-07-12, 11:33 AM   #7  
Without being able to test anything, you are guessing at what is wrong and spending money on un-necessary parts.

Since we are guessing, my first suspect component, based on your description of the problem, would be the brake/clutch switch.


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04-07-12, 11:39 AM   #8  
Understood. Where is the brake/clutch switch? Thanks for your assistance.

 
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04-07-12, 06:04 PM   #9  
I can't recall exactly where it is on that mower, but it should be easy enough to find. Look at the pedal and the bar that rotates when you press the pedal. Somewhere in that area, under the dash or under the frame, will be the switch.


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