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#1 limebuzz OFFLINE  

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Posted January 31, 2015 - 06:10 PM

Good evening guys.So I went to move some snow with this 1650 I bought in the fall.turn the key and nothing. So I went and got the booster pack thinking the battery went bad. Hook it up,and still nothing. So I got off and started wiggling things to see if something wasn't making contact. That's when I heard the circuit breaker clicking. So I changed that and still nothing. The electric clutch engages lights work,and the amp gauge goes to -10 when you turn the key to start. What am I missing?



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Posted January 31, 2015 - 06:16 PM

A safety switch some where, or pto turned on. Never that style tractor. Only guesses. Noel

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Posted January 31, 2015 - 06:23 PM

Checked all the safeties and pto's. It did happen to try once.starter kicked in long enough to catch ring gear then nothing. 



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Posted January 31, 2015 - 06:49 PM

Put volt meter to starter. If getting 12v then starter likely going bad. If no voltage then a safety switch, bad key switch, connection, solenoid, or bad wire.


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Posted January 31, 2015 - 07:16 PM

Thanks Noel and Daniel. I will have to dig a little deeper in the morning


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Posted January 31, 2015 - 07:35 PM

Clean batt cables at both terms and ends. Try loosening some and wiggle wire as you try to start, see if it kicks in. Make sure the cables aren't rubbing somewhere and giving a close ground that won't blow a fuse, yet acts up. The bigger usually red 10gauge wires sometimes do that. They go to starter selinoids and ammeters and key switch. Wiggle terms all over and maybe pull off if easy and see if corroded. 


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Posted February 01, 2015 - 12:32 AM

:iagree:
See if voltage at starter, check for bad connections, don't forget ground.
Dbl check starting procedure

I have occasionally bypassed everything and ran cables right to the starter to verify the starter is ok.
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Posted February 01, 2015 - 01:41 AM

Your starter wouldn't be locked in the ring gear would it?


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Posted February 01, 2015 - 08:25 AM

Having a bad engine to ground connection can cause all of that too. I had this happen on my last tractor rebuild. A voltmeter will be your best friend. Check for voltage at the various points in the starter circuit. Keyswitch, solenoid, starter, ground
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Posted February 01, 2015 - 07:48 PM

Turns out that it was the starter hanging up in the ring gear and also the safety switch for Park.Thanks guys.


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Posted February 02, 2015 - 01:15 PM

My 1855A did that to me once, turned it off to get something out of the barn came back and nothing. Everything checked ok, starter was locked up.
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Posted February 02, 2015 - 01:31 PM

Thanks Kmac1 changed the starter and bypassed the switch for now. She good as new again.






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