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#1 nycub122 OFFLINE  

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Posted September 07, 2013 - 05:43 AM

Can anyone tell me where the neutral safety switch is located on an open-sided LGT 145?

Trying to get the engine running on a newly acquired  tractor, but have no spark at the coil or points.

Thought that the coil was bad, so replaced with a known good coil and condensor, didn't solve the problem. As far as I can tell, all wires are connected properly.

Engine turns over , good battery and plenty of fuel, but no spark, so I suspect the safety switch is either bad or not connected. Want to bypass the safety switch and see if that solves the problem, but can't seem to locate it.

Any ideas?

Thanks for the help

GEL



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Posted September 07, 2013 - 06:02 AM

If it's the hydro, it's just under the tunnel cover at the high/lo lever.


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Posted September 07, 2013 - 07:18 AM

KennyP:

Thanks for the reply.

Are there any other switches that would prevent power getting to the coil?

Also, can I bypass this switch by running a jumper wire from the battery post to the starter switch post on the starter solenoid?

Or do I need to jump the neutral safety switch to bypass it?

And, yes, it is the hydro model.

Thanks again

GEL


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Posted September 07, 2013 - 08:29 AM

Had a similar problem once. One of the wires on the back of the ignition switch was loose, although they all looked as if they were plugged in. I pushed it back into the switch and voila, power to the coil. Hope it's that simple.

 

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Posted September 15, 2013 - 05:24 PM

Have seen that with the loose plug on the ign switch too.......Also, some have a seat switch



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Posted September 15, 2013 - 05:56 PM

KennyP:

Thanks for the reply.

Are there any other switches that would prevent power getting to the coil?

Also, can I bypass this switch by running a jumper wire from the battery post to the starter switch post on the starter solenoid?

Or do I need to jump the neutral safety switch to bypass it?

And, yes, it is the hydro model.

Thanks again

GEL

Somehow I missed this! The neutral safety just keeps the starter from turning over. Power to the coil does go through the PTO switch. Here's the wiring diagram!

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Posted September 16, 2013 - 05:08 AM

Thanks to everyone for the replies!!

Finally got the engine to run, after tracing out the primary and secondary electrical circuits

to make sure all wires were connected and making good contact.

Found that the starter solenoid was bad.

Now that I know the engine runs, I'm ready to swap out this K321 into my LGT165, which has a bad engine.

Again, thanks to all.

GEL


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Posted September 24, 2013 - 11:55 AM

Where did you find the correct solenoid? I need a new one and also possibly a new ignition switch for my 145. Glad to hear you got yours running.

Alan




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