Snapper 1650 Starting Issue
Posted May 10, 2014 - 06:32 PM
Posted May 10, 2014 - 06:38 PM
Do you have 12v power to the key switch?
Posted May 10, 2014 - 06:57 PM
There is a 20 amp breaker that could be faulty or have a bad connection. It's behind the dash on the left side as sitting in the seat. Even if a safety switch was keeping the starter system from engaging, the hour meter should be ticking.
Posted May 11, 2014 - 09:53 AM
As I went to check for 12v I found a wire missing from the back of the ing. switch plug. I put that back together and I now have my ticking meter and pto. However it still will not start with the switch. What's next?
Posted May 11, 2014 - 10:01 AM
You've tried a new key switch, so likely it's a safety switch somewhere. There is a neutral safety under the tunnel cover, then a seat switch, and the safety circuit in the pto clutch switch itself. But when you say you jump the solenoid...are you jumping across the main posts, or from + battery terminal to the small solenoid post?
Posted May 11, 2014 - 11:19 AM
I believe I have bypassed the safety switches (they were bad) and when I jump the solenoid Im jumping the two big posts. I will double check those safety switches though.
Posted May 11, 2014 - 05:12 PM
The starter solenoids (relays) usually require a ground, so that could be the issue, or the solenoid is just shot. Just put a volt meter on the small wire going to the solenoid & see if it sends 12V when you turn the key to start. If it does, then it's in the solenoid itself.
- Buzzard217 said thank you
Posted June 09, 2014 - 02:20 PM
Solenoid was good as it was recently replaced. I was not getting 12v to the small solenoid stud so I connected a jumper between that stud and the terminal on the back of the ignition switch plug that got 12v in the start position. Problem solved. Thanks!!!
- olcowhand said thank you