Post by Stumpy Post by Stumpy
Haven't used it much this summer and tried to start it up to begin
collecting fire wood. Ignition switch in accessory mode shows good
battery. When I rotate to "on" the indicator lights extinguish and
rotating further there is no attempt to start, not even a click. I
assume that there is some safety interlock preventing the attempt to start.
I can't read schematics but wonder if there is a list(with pictures).
I'd be willing to defeat such interlocks temporarily to get it going.
Motion controls in neutral position ?
< my lawn tractor has that interlock :-) >
Yeah. Checked that. Transmission in neutral too. I exercised the seat in
case it has "operator fell of the machine" interlock too.
I'd be skeptical about the battery good thing. Could you clean
check the battery cables and the ground connection? Try jump starting it.
Can you put the jumper cables directly on the starter to see if it
There should be 12 volts on the heavy cable on the starter solenoid.
run a wire from it to the fuel solenoid?
I found a wiring diagram but it wasn't clear enough to do much good.
switch apparently engages a relay that in turn powers all the other
on the ignition switch? Bad relay? Where are the fuses?
Does your local hardware or auto parts store have jumper wires with
Those things are pretty handy. The auto parts store should have a
12vdc test light. That
might be handy.
I found a site called just answer. It's slow loading for whatever
reason. The site supposedly has mechanics and others to answer
questions. I'm not smart enough
about internet stuff to know if it's safe.